Nada D-G called to give state­ment, says MACC

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SHAH ALAM: Na­tional Anti-Drugs Agency’s (Nada) di­rec­tor-gen­eral Datuk Dr Abd Halim Mohd Hussin was seen en­ter­ing the Se­lan­gor Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) of­fice here yes­ter­day.

His pres­ence was said to fa­cil­i­tate in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a case.

Se­lan­gor MACC di­rec­tor Datuk Wan Ramli Wan Ab­dul­lah con­firmed this, say­ing Abd Halim was sum­moned to pro­vide a state­ment.

How­ever, Halim de­nied that he was called to as­sist a graft probe.

He said his pres­ence at the en­force­ment agency had noth­ing to do with any case.

“There is noth­ing. I did not give any state­ment what­so­ever.

“There is some­thing else.

“I am here to dis­cuss fu­ture an­tidrugs pro­grammes with the Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion.”

It was learnt that Halim spent about three hours at the of­fice from 10am, be­fore leav­ing for lunch.

Ac­com­pa­nied by an as­sis­tant, Halim was later seen re-en­ter­ing the of­fice at 2.50pm.

In Kuan­tan, a se­nior state Cus­toms en­force­ment of­fi­cer yes­ter­day had his re­mand ex­tended by six days to fa­cil­i­tate a probe into al­leged graft linked to il­le­gal baux­ite min­ing. Mag­is­trate Tengku Eliana Ka­maruza­man al­lowed the ap­pli­ca­tion by MACC deputy public pros­e­cu­tor Mo­hamad Fadhly Mohd Zamry.

Af­ter the hear­ing, Fadhly con­firmed that the re­mand had been ex­tended un­til Aug 13.

The of­fi­cer was de­tained at a lo­ca­tion here on Wed­nes­day last week when the ini­tial re­mand order was is­sued. He was al­leged to have re­ceived bribes to al­low il­le­gally-mined baux­ite to be ex­ported from Kuan­tan Port.

The mora­to­rium against baux­ite min­ing in Pa­hang has been in place since Jan 15 last year. By Hariz Mohd, Dawn Chan and Hidir Re­d­uan

Datuk Dr Abd Halim Mohd Hussin

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