MACC: Probe into hotel purchases 60pc completed
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has completed 60 per cent of the investigation papers on the purchase of two hotels in London and Kuching, by Felda Investment Corporation (FIC).
MACC chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad said the investigations into the two cases were expected to be completed shortly.
“The investigation is being carried out aggressively, and involves the examination of the seized documents and recording of statements from witnesses.
“In addition, MACC has arrested individuals, including company directors and a former special officer to Felda’s former chairman, suspected of having been involved in these high-profile cases. MACC will try to resolve these cases as soon as possible,” he said after appearing as a guest on Media Prima TV Networks’ Soal Jawab here on Wednesday.
Dzulkifli said the investigation into the purchase of a hotel in London between 2013 and 2015 required time as it involved overseas transactions.
“This is because the information on the purchase not only has to be obtained locally but it also involves individuals from the United Kingdom.
“MACC will try to resolve the case in Sarawak first because it occurred in Malaysia,” he said.
Last Friday, Dzulkifli ordered a probe into the purchase of the hotel in Kuching, which was suspected to have been bought at a price higher than the market value. Five individuals have been arrested to assist in the investigation into the purchase of the hotel in 2014. Bernama