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Anti-graft commission questions Fairus

PENANG, 26 March 2009: Deputy Penang Chief Minister I Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin was questioned by the Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today regarding a graft allegation involving a quarry company.

MACC Investigation Director Datuk Syukri Abdul told Bernama that efforts to track Fairus down began on 19 March with regard to the claim.

Last night, the immigration detected him at the Johor Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex in Bangunan Sultan Iskandar on his way to Singapore and he was later taken to the Johor MACC office for questioning.

“Fairus’ statement was recorded this morning,” Syukri said.

On 27 Feb, Kepala Batas Parti Keadilan Rakyat Youth head Amizudin Ahmat told reporters that certain Penang leaders from the party had accepted bribes from a quarry company in Seberang Jaya.

Last week, the Penang MACC recorded statements from several individuals regarding the same case.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had said he knew nothing about it and was leaving it to the MACC to investigate.

On 21 March, Fairus who is also Penanti assemblyperson tendered his resignation as Penang Chief Minister I and state executive council member. His resignation takes effect on 8 April. — Bernama


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