A Johor executive councilor was questioned for four hours in the ongoing graft investigations involving conversion of bumiputera status of properties for kickbacks, The Star reported.
State monarch Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, who is “furious” over the matter, also granted the executive councilor an audience on Tuesday, sources told The New Straits Times.
His son and special officer was on Friday arrested for allegedly receiving payment to convert bumiputera housing lots to non-bumiputera lots, which can be sold for a higher price.
“The executive council member linked to the people arrested was granted an audience with the ruler this morning
“He (Sultan Ibrahim) is furious but I think the menteri besar (Khaled Nordin) is even more angry about it,” NST quoted an unnamed source as saying.
Opposition leaders have urged Khaled to explain the spate of arrests, but Khaled said he will not comment until the investigations are completed.
MACC quizzed the executive councilor a day after it arrested and remanded a developer over the case.
A total of seven suspects, including a lawyer and two other developers, have been arrested and 45 bank accounts containing RM15 million have been frozen in the case.
Last Friday, MACC also seized 21 luxury cars and five high-powered motorcycles in raids related to the case.