Nada D-G called to give statement, says MACC
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