Corruption RM33.45 million Mara Inc: Dato ‘Lan Allani’ Strong Man ‘Shafie Apdal faces 22 charges
07:02 Feb 03, 2021 | By SabahKini2
After a long wait, Dato ‘Mohammad Lan Allani’ Orang Kuat ‘Warisan Shafie Apdal, the former Chairman of Mara Inc, was charged with 22 corruption charges of RM33.45 million. What about Dr Yusof Yacob, the former Chairman of Mara Investment and Shafie Apdal? Any surprises?
The Dudley International House property issue scandal, in Melbourne, Australia involving MARA Incorporated Sdn Bhd which resounded in the Sabah PRN campaign in August and September has finally received an answer now.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had previously confirmed that it was waiting to prosecute certain individuals in connection with the sale of Dudley International House property, in Melbourne, Australia.
Chief Commissioner, Datuk Seri Azam Baki previously gave a ‘hint’ of senior Shafie Apdal’s legacy will be charged but delayed because the suspect is said to be undergoing quarantine.
Two speculations at the time were Central Heritage Information Chief Datuk Dr Yusof Yaakob former Chairman of Mara Investment Committee and Dato ‘Mohammad Lan Allani former Chairman of Mara Inc Semporna Heritage
Dato ‘Mohammad Lan Allani was arrested by the MACC and charged
Today, it was reported that Dato ‘Mohammad Lan Allani, the former Chairman of Mara Incorporated Sdn Bhd (Mara Inc), a senior citizen of Warisan Semporna, was arrested by the MACC and will be charged this Friday with 22 charges after receiving a bribe of RM33.45 million from the purchase of property in Australia by Mara Inc.
“Dato ‘Mohammad Lan Alani will be charged under Section 16 (a), 17 (a) of the Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 and Section 2 (4) of the Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Act 2010,” said a source.
The MACC investigation began following revelations made by The Age in 2015 following reports of MARA top official, a senior official, and a former politician, allegedly spending millions of government funds to buy a block of apartments in Melbourne in the property scam.
Kontrak pengerusi, CEO MARA Inc ditamat
Kuala Lumpur: Kontrak Pengerusi MARA Incorporated Sdn Bhd, Datuk Mohammad Lan Allani dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) Datuk Abd Halim A Rahim tidak akan disambung, kata Menteri Kemajuan Luar Bandar dan Wilayah, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
Katanya, kedua-dua pegawai kanan itu sebelum ini direhat sementara pada Julai lalu, bagi membantu siasatan berhubung kontroversi pembelian aset Dudley International House di Melbourne, Australia.
“Keputusan ini dicapai daripada salah satu cadangan laporan sementara audit dalaman Mara. Kita putuskan tamat kontrak kedua-dua mereka.
“Kontrak Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif kita tamatkan bermula 1 Oktober lalu, manakala kontrak Pengerusi pula sepatutnya tamat tahun depan tetapi kita percepatkan sejak berita tersebar,” katanya di lobi Parlimen hari ini.
Sayap pelaburan Mara itu terjebak dengan kontroversi berikutan pendedahan akhbar Australia ‘The Age’ yang mendakwa ia membeli bangunan lima tingkat itu dengan harga yang lebih tinggi daripada harga pasaran.
Justeru, Ismail Sabri berkata Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) mengambil beberapa dokumen berkaitan serta memanggil beberapa pegawai kanan MARA Inc untuk disoal siasat.
Mengenai calon bagi mengisi kekosongan dua jawatan itu, beliau berkata keputusan hanya akan dibuat selepas Mesyuarat Majlis Mara yang dijadualkan Ahad ini. – BernamaArtikel ini disiarkan pada : Khamis, 5 November 2015 @ 10:00 PM
Mara Inc’s top brass named in suspect property deal
Thursday, 25 Jun 201512:00 AM MYT
PETALING JAYA: Mara Inc’s top officials, including chairman Datuk Mohammad Lan Allani, were named in a report by an Australian daily about alleged corruption in relation to a property deal in Melbourne.
Also named in the reports were Mara Inc’s chief executive officer Datuk Halim Rahman and two Malaysian businessmen – Datuk Yusof Gani and Datuk Ahmad Azizi.
The daily’s report linked the men to a deal whereby Mara allegedly overpaid developers of Dudley International House, Australia by A$4.75mil (RM13.8mil) for the five-storey apartment block in the city in 2013.
Mohammad Lan, who was contacted by the daily, reportedly said he “couldn’t recall” the Dudley House dealings although he admitted to being in Melbourne to inspect the property in May last year.
The former Sulabayan assemblyman also told The Age that he was involved in setting up offshore companies in tax havens as a “convenient” way of selling property bought by the Malaysian Government. But when the daily asked if he knew of any alleged kickbacks, Mohammad Lan ended the call.