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Probe into Anwar’s black eye incident completed

KUCHING, 31 Oct 2008: The Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) has completed its investigation into the black eye incident involving Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim while he was in detention 10 years ago.

ACA director-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Said Hamdan said the ACA prosecution panel was studying the investigation papers.

He was speaking to reporters today after witnessing the handing over of duties to the new Sarawak ACA director at the state ACA headquarters.

Asked when the investigation findings would be made known, Ahmad Said said that would depend on the prosecution panel.

On 15 Oct 2008, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz denied claims that an investigation had been completed which found elements of power abuse by Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail.

Anwar suffered a black eyed after he was assaulted while in police custody following his 1998 sacking as deputy prime minister.

On the RM40,000 meant to be an exhibit that went missing from the ACA Sibu office last month, Ahmad Said said the ACA has handed the case to the police for investigation while the ACA was conducting its own probe.

“A suspected officer has been transferred to Kuala Lumpur and is under investigation,” Ahmad Said said.

On another matter, he denied that the transfer of Perak ACA director Samsiah Abu Bakar to Sarawak as the ACA director was related to a high-profile case involving politicians in Perak.

Samsiah has taken over from former Sarawak ACA director Mohamad Yusoff Akope who is now director of the ACA social education division in Putrajaya.

“I have no problems with Samsiah,” Ahmad Said said when asked about allegations in several blogs about a purported misunderstanding between him and Samsiah over the “mishandling of certain cases” in Perak. — Bernama


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