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Report: MACC are following Isa Samad over Hotel Felda to buy | Malaysia



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Former Negri Sembilan mentri besar took over the organization in 2011 and resigned in January last year after the agency suffered financial losses. - Photo by Yusof Mat Isa
Former Negri Sembilan mentri besar took over the organization in 2011 and resigned in January last year after the agency suffered financial losses. – Photo by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, 10 November – Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) prepares allegations of abuse of power against former chairman Felda Tan Sri Isa Samad due to the inflated purchase price of a hotel in Kuching, Sarawak.

The Straits Times quoting the sources, as they said the commission ended the attempt to enter the Merdeka Palace hotel in Felda in 2014 and would recommend charges to the General Prosecutor's Office (AGC) next week.

"There was not enough evidence (to charge him) because of limited access before, but investigators raised where they left off when new evidence appeared.

"MACC will submit the completed investigation documents and its recommendations to the General Prosecutor's Chamber next week, then start to wait for AGC's order to move on to the next action," an anonymous informer told the Singapore daily.

He also reported that the committee is considering complaints under Section 23 of the MACC Act, which concerns the abuse of its own office for personal satisfaction, and Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas informed about the case about three days ago.

In 2014, Felda Investment Corporation bought a 213-room Merdeka Palace hotel for RMX 160 million, worth just RMB 110 million.

Government control in 2016. It showed that in the case of Isa, Felda also invested in other dubious projects, as a result of which the agency lost more than 100 million RMF.

Former Negri Sembilan mentri besar took over the organization in 2011 and resigned in January last year after the agency suffered financial losses.

At the end of June this year. His debt was RM 8 billion.

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