(NSTP file pic) Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim was arrested by the MACC today and is expected to be charged in court tomorrow.

KUALA LUMPUR: Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim and his brother Datuk Abdul Latif Abdul Rahim have been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

They were arrested at about 4.30pm at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya for a case involving corruption and money laundering.

In a statement, MACC said they had obtained approval to charge the two from the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC).

"Following that, both will be charged at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court tomorrow at 9am under the MACC Act 2009 and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA)," the statement read.

Earlier, both arrived at the MACC headquarters at 2.55pm to have their statements recorded after they were summoned by the commission.

Previously, the duo were arrested along with the director of a company for allegedly accepting bribes for a Tabung Haji (TH) project.

All three were arrested under Section 16(a) of the MACC Act 2009 to assist an investigation into allegations of bribery imvolving a construction company for a Tabung Haji project.

On Oct 5, Abdul Azeez who is former Tabung Haji chairman and his brother were released on a RM500,000 MACC bail with two sureties.