Malaysia: Ex-Johor exco charged with graft in land scandal

Author(s): UNK | Date: April 19, 2017 | Language: English
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Johor state executive councillor Datuk Abdul Latif Bandi was charged at the Sessions Court today with 33 counts of corruption involving RM30 million over a housing and land scandal in the state.
The Star Online reported that Abdul Latif, who used to helm the Johor Housing and Local Government Committee, was charged under Section 28(1)(c) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act.
Section 28(1)(c) prohibits the abetting or engagement in a criminal conspiracy to commit any offence under the Act.
Abdul Latif was reportedly charged with a property consultant named Amir Sharifuddin Abdul Raub. Both face 33 charges each.
National newswire Bernama reported that Abdul Latif was charged with conspiring with Amir to receive bribes from several individuals in order to obtain approval for the release of some Bumiputera housing lots to the public, as well as to reduce payment in contribution to the Johor Housing Fund for the Pulai Eco Botanic project.