KUALA LUMPUR (March 1):  The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday took action to freeze four bank accounts belonging to a businessman with the ‘Datuk Seri’ title, who was held the night before, Bernama reported.

The bank accounts have a total of RM3.6 million.

The graft busters also seized four automobiles — a Toyota Vellfire, Mercedes Benz, Land Rover and Hyundai Starex estimated to be worth RM1.3 million and three televisions worth RM167,900, a source told Bernama.

The source also said that a Petaling Jaya house worth about RM2.5 million was also seized.

MACC Investigation Department senior director Datuk Simi Abd Ghani who confirmed the seizures said they are still gathering evidence to help the probe.

The MACC has obtained a remand order for six days on a businessman yesterday on suspicion of taking a RM19 million bribe to halt investigations into the RM6.3 billion mega tunnel project in Penang.

The 37-year-old man was believed to have accepted the payment from a company after he claimed he could "settle" the investigations carried out by the MACC.

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