FIC: MACC will travel to London for hotel purchase investigations

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will travel to London as part of their investigations into the London Hotel purchase by Felda Investment Corporation (FIC).

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Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operation) of Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Dato Azam Baki

By Kamarul Anuar Mohamed Nasir

PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will travel to London as part of their investigations into the London Hotel purchase by Felda Investment Corporation (FIC).

Its Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operation) Datuk Azam Baki said, they have requested the assistance from Attorney-General’s Chamber in order to get mutual legal assistance from the authorities in London for them to conduct their investigations there.

“The investigations on FCI’s hotel purchases in Kuching and London are ongoing. However, the case in London could take some time as it involves statements from witnesses abroad,” he said, adding that the investigation on Kuching hotel purchase will be completed soon.

Responding to the citizenship on the witnesses involved, Azam said, “We will apply for an investigation on anyone we think is involved in the case.”

Azam added, they did not fix any time frame to complete the investigations as it will depend on the information they obtain.

Meanwhile, MACC has taken the statements from four witnesses. Several others will be called to assist in the investigation of Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI) and a private company soon.

Azam said, among the individuals they have interviewed include the officers from MBI.

“We have started our investigations two days ago and we are still compiling statements from the witnesses. We acted based on the reports we received,” he added.

Last Tuesday, MACC raided five locations namely, the Universiti Selangor (Unisel) in Shah Alam and Bestari Jaya, an office in Desa Pandan, Kuala Lumpur and Bestari Jaya as well as MBI’s office in Section 14, Shah Alam.

MBI was believed to have paid a sum to a company involved in the maintenance works of the students’ residences in the Bestari Jaya, Kuala Selangor Campus when the contract for the company had been terminated in 2012. – MalaysiaGazette

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