I've just been told that the MACC raided Latif Bandi's house tonight and seized RM41k in cash, 150 of his wife's expensive handbags, and a Vellfire MPV. He will be taken to the JB Session Court tomorrow morning.
|Some of the seized handbags|
Received this from my source before lunch just now -
KENYATAAN MEDIA RASMI SPRM:
SPRM TANGKAP EXCO JOHOR, DATUK ABD. LATIF BANDI BANTU SIASATAN
Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) telah menangkap ahli Exco Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan Negeri Johor, Datuk Abd. Latif Bandi bagi membantu siasatan berhubung penglibatannya dalam isu hartanah di Johor Bahru.
Beliau ditangkap di Pejabat SPRM Negeri Johor kira-kira jam 10.50 pagi hari ini.
Kes tersebut disiasat mengikut Seksyen 17 (a) Akta SPRM dan Seksyen 4 Pencegahan Pengubahan Wang Haram, Pencegahan Pembiayaan Keganasan dan Hasil daripada Aktiviti Haram (AMLATFPUAA) 2001.
SPRM meminta semua pihak agar tidak membuat sebarang spekulasi dan memberi jaminan siasatan akan dijalankan dengan telus.
SURUHANJAYA PENCEGAHAN RASUAH MALAYSIA
9 MAC 2017
The story actually first appeared a few minutes earlier at Star Online -
Johor exco member arrested over land scandal
|The beautiful Kota Iskandar|
They thought they could get away with it forever and started to flaunt their ill-gotten wealth.
Very expensive cars, bikes, overseas holidays, wives, girlfriends etc.
Many people in Johor know about all these nonsense but prefer to keep quiet about them because the culprits are powerful people.
They don't want to get in trouble.
They just keep it in their heart, hoping that the time will come when all these bad people will be punished.
Well, it's starting now.
I guess the authorities know about the simmering anger of the people and decided to stop the nonsense now before the whole thing boils over.
I believe that this crackdown is for real and more will be scooped up in the dragnet.
My sources said the authorities are checking on all the people in Kota Iskandar who seemed to live a lifestyle beyond their supposed means.
People such as those who drive a half million ringgit car but only earn less than RM10k per month as a state government officer.
Also heard that all children of exco members have been ordered to declare their assets and barred from going on overseas holidays for the time being, pending the investigations. Not very sure if this is true, but if it's indeed so, then the crackdown is really going to net a lot of bad people.
Well, these are all actually good development for my home state.
They really need to clean up the place.
I wish MACC all the best and hopefully they can continue to remain steadfast and professional in executing their duties.