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MACC wraps up Fairus probe

PENANG, 6 April 2009: The investigations into alleged graft involving Penang Deputy Chief Minister I Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin is expected to be completed today, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said.

Penang MACC director Latifah Md Yatim told Bernama that the investigation papers would be forwarded to the prosecution division soon.

The MACC picked up Mohammad Fairus in Johor Baru on 26 March for questioning on the alleged graft involving a quarry company.

He was later released.

Latifah and a team of MACC officers went to Mohammad Fairus’ office at the 52nd floor of the Komtar tower this morning and took several documents.

When asked on the matter, Latifah said it was a normal procedure to facilitate investigations into the case.

She said that the MACC had also questions several witnesses including VIPs to help investigations into the case.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng told a news conference that the state government would cooperate fully with the MACC.

“The MACC has asked for documents and we have handed them over. The state government has nothing to hide,” he said.

Mohamad Fairus tendered his resignation as the Deputy Chief Minister I on 21 March, which will take effect on 8 April. — Bernama

 

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