MACC Investigation Not Politically Motivated – Ismail Sabri

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The investigation into the case of misappropriation of a RM180 million allocation involving a senior leader of an opposition party in Sabah by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) should not be described as politically motivated.

Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said he was confident that the MACC would carry out its duties transparently and without the intervention of outsiders or influenced by any political party.

“I’m confident that the MACC and the police are professionals,” he told a press conference today.

Yesterday the MACC arrested Parti Warisan Sabah vice president Peter Anthony, local businessman Yu Sin Kong and Norhartaty binti Rahmat former deputy secretary of a division in the Ministry of rural and regional development (KKLW)., who conspired with 10 companies.

Ismail Sabri added that the incident happened in 2009, which was way before he was appointed as the Rural Development Minister on July 31, 2015.

He reiterated that the ministry would give full cooperation to the MACC and confirmed that the commission had taken some related documents from the ministry’s office.

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