PENANG, 23 April 2009: Former Penang Deputy Chief Minister I, Mohamad Fairus Khairuddin claimed that his name has been cleared by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after he was alleged to have been involved in a corruption case pertaining to a quarry recently.
He claimed that he was informed of the clearance by an official from the MACC yesterday afternoon.
“I was informed that my name has been cleared and that the case has been resolved. I am glad that I have eventually been cleared,” he said when contacted by Bernama last night.
However, MACC officials could not be contacted for confirmation.
On 21 March, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng announced that Mohamad Fairus had resigned as deputy chief minister i and executive councillor effective 8 April.
On 16 April, Mohamad Fairus, 33, resigned as the state assemblyperson for Penanti, saying that he wanted to pursue post-graduate studies. — Bernama