‘Yes, I signed the let­ter’

MUHYIDDIN ad­mits to sign­ing the NFC ap­proval let­ter when he was then agri­cul­ture min­is­ter.

New Straits Times - - FRONT PAGE - FAHMY AZRIL ROSLI AND FARHANA SYED LOKMAN news@nst.com.my

TAN Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has ad­mit­ted that he signed the ap­proval let­ter for the Na­tional Feed­lot Cor­po­ra­tion (NFC) in 2006.

The Parti Pribumi Ber­satu Malaysia (PPBM) pres­i­dent, how­ever, said he could not re­mem­ber whether he re­ceived up­dates on the project af­ter that.

“I can­not re­mem­ber. It’s been too long.”

Muhyiddin said this when he was asked about the mat­ter out­side the PPBM head­quar­ters yes­ter­day.

He was the agri­cul­ture min­is­ter when the ap­proval let­ter was signed.

He said even though he signed the doc­u­ment, al­lo­ca­tions for NFC were not chan­nelled through his min­istry.

On Tues­day, Spe­cial Af­fairs De­part­ment di­rec­tor-gen­eral Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi was quoted as say­ing that Muhyiddin could not re­main silent on the NFC is­sue as he was the min­is­ter then and should be in the know of the is­sue.

He had said Muhyiddin was eva­sive in clar­i­fy­ing the is­sue to avoid em­bar­rass­ing the op­po­si­tion of which he was a part.

Puad had chal­lenged DAP ad­viser Lim Kit Siang to urge Muhyiddin to clar­ify the is­sue, which the lat­ter had de­manded in the past when he called Muhyiddin to face the Par­lia­men­tary Pub­lic Ac­counts Com­mit­tee.

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