“Najib’s arrested?” – Shahrir Samad

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Former Chairman of Felda Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad left the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after giving his statements. PIX: Hazrol Zainal / MalaysiaGazette / 3 July 2018 Shahrir Samad
Former Chairman of Felda Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad left the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after giving his statements.PIX: Hazrol Zainal / MalaysiaGazette / 3 July 2018

By Muhammad Azizul Osman

PUTRAJAYA – Former Chairman of Felda Tan Sri Shahrir Samad said that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) would need a strong case against Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and not merely based on a scenario purportedly formed.

Besides that comment, he did not look surprised on the arrest of the former prime minister and he only smiled when asked by the journalists on the latest development.

“He was arrested? (Laughing). When?” he asked.

The former Member of Parliament of Johor Bahru spent seven hours giving his statements to the MACC and exited the building at 4.45 p.m.

On August 2015, the Sarawak Report has reported that Najib has transferred funds from his account to several UMNO leaders, including RM1 million to Shahrir.

Nevertheless, on 17 August 2015, Shahrir said that receiving funds or assistance from an UMNO President cum Prime Minister for the divisions is a normal process, especially if a division has shortage of funds.

Najib was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) at 2.35 p.m. today and was brought to the headquarters of MACC in Putrajaya. He would be brought to the Kuala Lumpur Court tomorrow to be charged for cases involving SRC International. -MalaysiaGazette

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