Rural Ministry embezzlement probe: 350 Sabah projects under MACC scrutiny

MACC shares that out of 260 companies, 60 were awarded under dubious circumstances for Sabah rural development projects


Embezzlement of RM1.5 Billion of funds for Rural Development Projects in Sabah
MACC in 2017 arrested 3 politicians for embezzlement of RM1.5 Billion of funds meant for rural development projects in Sabah

Directly implicated parties

Indirectly implicated parties

Implicated parties through circumstantance

Disclosing Parties

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, abbreviated MACC or SPRM, is a government agency in Malaysia that investigates and prosecutes corruption in the public and private sectors.



Mohd Izham Unnip Abdullah, Ilah Hafiz Aziz, New Straits Times,  (08 Oct, 2017).  Rural Ministry embezzlement probe: 350 Sabah projects under MACC scrutiny.  Retrieved 25 May, 2020,  from



RM7.5 billion allocation, it is believed that RM2 billion was channelled into 170 projects for developing clean water supply infrastructure; RM3.5 billion was allocated for 163 road infrastructure projects; and RM2.19 billion went into 17 electricity infrastructure projects.

It is learnt that the Ministry awarded the projects to 260 companies – but initial investigations by the MACC have revealed that the selection of 65 of the companies was made under dubious circumstances, as some were awarded with more than two projects.

The MACC on Saturday revealed that more than 60 companies are now under investigation.