A company owner has been taken into custody by Special Task Force investigators as their probe into media allegations over 1Malaysia Development Berhad continues.
He is expected to be produced before a magistrate this morning to enable them to secure a remand order to record his statement.
This was the third individual nabbed by graft busters this week.
In a related development, the company director nabbed at KLIA by Special Task Force investigators earlier this week, in connection with their probe was released.
The 39-year-old was produced before a magistrate by MACC officers this morning after his four-day remand expired.
No remand extension was sought and the magistrate ordered the director’s release on RM100,000 bail with two sureties.
MACC investigators were also allowed to recall the director should additional statements need to be recorded by the STF probe team.
The individual who sits as a director on multiple development companies was picked up prior to his departure from KLIA on Monday.
The Special Task Force comprises the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission, Bank Negara, police and the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
A second individual was picked up on Tuesday and a five-day remand obtained for his detention.
The “Datuk” is the managing director of a company with links to 1MDB, and is under investigation by MACC for bribery-related offences.
Lawyers with knowledge into the recent arrests said MACC is expected to issue a statement later today.