MACC not ruling out possibility of questioning Zahid over Mindef land swap deal

Published on 21 May 2019 6:38:38 PM

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has not ruled out the possibility of calling individuals, including Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who was defence minister from 2009 to 2013, to assist in its probe over questionable land swap deals involving the Defence Ministry (Mindef).

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki said investigation has begun following reports lodged from the office of the Defence Minister and former defence minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

Azam told reporters that at the closing ceremony of the anti-corruption training for officers of Thailand's  National Anti-Corruption Commission (ONACC) on Tuesday, and confirmed that Hishammuddin handed over a report to MACC on the land swap deal via his aide last week.

The MACC deputy chief commissioner also confirmed that no arrests have been made so far, involving the case.