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MACC records statements from 60 people in FGV probe

MACC's Dzulkifli.

MACC's Dzulkifli.

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KUANTAN — June 20, 2017: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has recorded statements from 60 witnesses in the investigation into the alleged corruption and abuse of power in Felda Global Ventures Holdings (FGV).

According to the agency’s chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad, the investigation is however  not bound by any arrangement made by the government or the FGV in restructuring the company.

“We are not bound (by the arrangement). Our investigation will follow the evidence because we are not only investigating into Delima Oil Products (FGV subsidiary) but also into six other issues,” he said after witnessing the taking of the corruption-free pledge by Pahang government led by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob at Wisma Sri Pahang here today.

When asked if the MACC would call former FGV chairman Tan Sri Isa Samad, Dzulkifli advised everyone to be patient.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced Isa’s appointment as acting chairman of SPAD after he voluntarily resigned as FGV chairman. With the resignation, Tan Sri Dr, Sulaiman Mahbob was appointed as acting FGV chairman.

Dzulkifli also said that the agency has been  deluged with applications from various agencies and government-linked companies to sign the pledge. — Bernama

 

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