Thursday, February 12, 2004

Pre-Election Clean-UP?

Land and Cooperative Development Minister Tan Sri Kasitah Gaddam was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) on 12-2-2004 (Thursday) morning. He was seen arriving at the ACA headquarters at 8.55am and was then taken by officers into the building. He was arrested 10min later.

It was learnt that he was arrested over some shares in a company. He is expected to be charged later the same day.

Meanwhile former Sabah Land Development Board (SLDB) general manager Datuk Wasli Mohd Said was charged in the Sessions Court at 11.15am on the same on five counts of corruption, in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

One of the charges involved an allegation of giving RM3.6mil worth of company shares to Land and Cooperative Development Minister Tan Sri Kasitah Gaddam, who has been detained by the Anti-Corruption Agency earlier in Kuala Lumpur.

Other charges were on allegations of giving or accepting cash.

Wasli was still in court at 11.50am as bail has been set at RM1million by judge Datuk Nurcharya Arshad.

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