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Published on June 29th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen


Corruption Money Found Hidden In Mazda And Mercedes

What if the cars were in an accident? What are these corrupt people thinking?

It is no secret by now that even though we all watch movies and see crime lords hide their money in walls in their houses and all over in their cars and think this might be odd, apparently some Malaysians also hide their money in their cars as well. Is this a viable way to hide one’s corruption money though? Let’s find out.

Mazda CX-30

Apparently, millions in cash were found in the office, home and even two cars of Ag Mohd Tahir Ag Mohd Talib, the former Sabah water department director. While the office thing is weird, what would have happened to the corruption money if his cars were stolen or in an accident? Sometimes it is like these people don’t think at all.

Moreover, Hishammudin Esa, the head of a team that raided Tahir’s home, said that RM23 million in cash was also found in the pantry of his office, the Borneo Post reported. The amount included RM62,500 in cash inside Tahir’s bag when his office was raided on 4 October, 2016.

Mazda CX-5_2020_front
Mazda CX-5

Cash was also found at his desk, sofa, TV cabinet and a wooden cabinet inside the office room while RM8 million in cash was discovered in Tahir’s house, along with 86 luxury wristwatches and 921 pieces of jewellery. Some RM9 million was found in a Mazda car and RM4 million in a Mercedes Benz, he told the court.

Tahir, 58, is on trial with his wife, Fauziah Piut, 55, and former state water department deputy director Lim Lam Beng, 66. They have pleaded not guilty to 37 counts of money laundering involving RM61.57 million but the court has not yet come to a decision so until then, remember that they are innocent until proven guilty.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

Deputy public prosecutors Haresh Prakash Somiah and Zander Lim prosecuted while Tahir and Fauziah were represented by Priskila Akwila Sinem and Fareez Salleh. Lam Beng was represented by Tan Hock Chuan, Baldev Singh, Karpaljit Singh and Calvin Wong. The trial will resume on July 25.

Either way, now I leave you, our readers with the question, what exactly was Tahir (and many other corrupt officials who try to hide their corruption money) thinking? Do they not ask themselves what would happen if the car was stolen or if it was in an accident or if someone stumbled upon it while in the car?

the EQS is exempt from road tax in Malaysia until 2026
Mercedes-Benz EQS

We got all this from FMT and their full article is linked here. Thank you FMT for the information and images.

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