(File pix) The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is expected to freeze more bank accounts as part of a probe into alleged corruption involving the Sabah Railway Department (JKNS). Pix by Khairull Azry Bidin

KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is expected to freeze more bank accounts as part of a probe into alleged corruption involving the Sabah Railway Department (JKNS).

As of noon on Wednesday, the commission had confiscated cash and frozen accounts worth a total of RM5.3 million.

The graft buster had also seized several properties worth RM2.7 million in Johor, Kuala Lumpur and Sabah.

“(The total) may rise as a few more bank accounts are being looked into.

“The accounts could belong to the wives and children of the four remanded (senior officers and company director),” said a source from the commission.

On Monday, the commission obtained a seven-day remand order against four JKNS staff members – including a deputy director of a state government department and a company director – for allegedly monopolising railway projects between 2012 and last year.

Most of the projects involved allocations for maintenance and emergencies.

Meanwhile, the commission has also called in six other individuals since Wednesday to assist in the investigation.

The individuals are staff members of a contractor company, and they will act as the commission's witnesses.

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