FGVH: Mohd Isa, wife give statements at MACC

By AZREEN HANI

Former chairman of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGVH) Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad and wife Bibi Sharliza Mohd Khalid were questioned for more than three hours by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday.

When met with reporters after the questioning, Mohd Isa described the whole process as “normal”.

“This is normal. When there are allegations, as (former) chairman, I have to explain all the arising issues,” the 67-year-old said.

He, however, declined to elaborate further on what the issues were, saying the matter was for MACC to investigate.

“I have explained some of the questions asked, I think I am the last person to be called among the board members of the company,” Mohd Isa added.

“I gave my statement. Whether I’m wrong or not, I don’t know. Let MACC investigate and decide.”

They were summoned by the MACC to have their statements recorded over issues involving FGVH.

Prior to this, former FGVH CEO Datuk Zakaria Arshad lodged a report with the anti-graft body on alleged improprieties involving the listed company.

According to MACC, both Mohd Isa and Bibi Sharliza were questioned from 10am until 1.30pm at the commission’s headquarters in Putrajaya.

“Both of them have given good cooperation throughout the process,” MACC said in a statement yesterday.

According to MACC, its probe will focus on the issues of corruption and abuse of power within FGVH.

“We are confident that we can complete our investigation papers in the nearest future before submitting it to the AG for further action,” MACC added.

Mohd Isa resigned from his FGVH post on Monday, following a meet- ing with a special counsel investigating FGVH, Datuk Seri Idris Jala and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak.

To replace Mohd Isa, former Federal Land Development Authority director Tan Sri Sulaiman Mahbob has been appointed acting chairman at FGVH, the government announced.