Daughters of Shafie’s brother say their family struggles like others
KOTA KINABALU: The daughters of Hamid Apdal, who was detained by Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC), have denied their father is wealthy, saying it is far from the truth.
Hamid’s eldest daughter Nurul Azirah, 26, told a press conference at the Parti Warisan Sabah premises here that her father was issued with a bankruptcy notice in 2014 and their first house had to be auctioned off seven years ago.
“Like other families, we have our struggles,” she said, adding that there are three families comprising 15 members living in their terrace house in Petagas.
Nurul Azureen said they have been living in that house since 2007, which had to be renovated to increase the number of bedrooms from three to six.
She said though she and her sister Nurul Amizah were married with their own families, they continued to live with their parents.
Nurul Azureen said their father was working as a car salesman even before they were born and had additional income from Felda which was using family land to cultivate oil palm in the east coast Semporna district.
She said they last saw their father when he was brought by MACC officials to their house on Oct 10.
Hamid, the younger brother of Warisan president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, was arrested on Oct 10 by the MACC in its probe into the alleged siphoning of up to RM1.5 billionin rural development funds for Sabah.
He is among seven detained and remanded in connection with the MACC probe.
From left: Amizah, Nurul Azirah, Azureen and Amisah during the press conference yesterday.