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Fairus released after giving statement to MACC

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 March 2009: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission  (MACC) has released former Penang deputy chief minister I Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin after recording his statement in connection with a corruption case involving a quarry company.

Investigation director Datuk Syukri Abdul said Mohammad Fairus who was spotted at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex in Johor Baru last night was released at 4pm today.

“We recorded a statement from Mohammad Fairus in Johor Bahru this morning. This is normal procedure for an investigation,” he said.

Syukri said Mohammad Fairus was on his way to Singapore when he was stopped by Immigration officers.

“We have been trying to locate him since 19 March to investigate the corruption allegation,” he said.

Mohammad Fairus resigned as Penang Deputy Chief Minister I and state executive council member on 21 March. — Bernama


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