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Four men detained for probe in Johor property scandal released on MACC bail

Four men detained for probe in Johor property scandal released on MACC bail
The four men - the son and a special aide of a Johor state government official, a lawyer and a member of the public - were in remand since Feb 25. - fotoBERNAMA
JOHOR BAHRU: The four men who were detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for investigation over a real estate corruption scandal in Johor were released on the commission's bail today.

The release order was issued by Johor Bahru Lower Court Assistant Registrar Saba'aton Daud.

The four men -- the son and a special aide of a Johor state government official, a lawyer and a member of the public -- were in remand since Feb 25.
They were among seven people who were detained for investigation in connection with the case.

The other three, comprising two developers and a contractor, had been released, also on MACC bail, on March 3 and 7, respectively.

All of them, aged between 25 and 50, were arrested at various locations here in an MACC simultaneous operation on Feb 24.

The MACC also seized 21 luxury cars, five high-powered motorcycles, RM500,000 worth of cash including foreign currency and several documents.

A total of 45 bank accounts of the suspects, involving a sum of at least RM15.5 million, were frozen. -- Bernama