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MACC sends Fairus probe papers to prosecution

PENANG, 10 April 2009: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today sent its investigation papers relating to alleged graft involving former Penang Deputy Chief Minister I, Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin, to the prosecution division.

MACC director of investigations Datuk Shukri Abdull said his side had studied the papers and found that they were in order.

“We have handed over the investigation papers today to the prosecution division for further action.

“At the investigation level, they are complete, but if the prosecution division wants us to continue investigation or add more facts, we will do so,” he said today.

Asked when prosecution will be carried out, he said that depended on the prosecution division.

Shukri declined to comment on whether Fairus would be arrested, and called on all quarters not to speculate on the matter.

Fairus resigned as Penang Deputy Chief Minister I and state executive council member on 21 March. The MACC opened investigation papers on allegations that two Penang Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders were suspected of being involved in controversial quarry operations in Seberang Perai.

The allegations were made by national PKR Youth exco member Amizuddin Ahmat in February and are believed to the reason for Fairus’s resignation. — Bernama

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