FIC’s London hotel probe ongoing, says MACC

No one should make any speculation about the purchase of a four-star hotel in Kensington, London, by Felda Investment Corp Sdn Bhd (FIC) as the case is still under investigation, said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner (operation) Datuk Seri Azam Baki.

He said, right now, the MACC is in the middle of collecting evidence from foreign parties allegedly involved in the hotel purchase.

“This includes statements from the lawyer and seller (of the property in London),” he told Bernama.

Besides, Azam said the MACC had completed the process of taking statements and obtaining documents from local parties, and that the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) itself had given its full cooperation during the process.

He said the MACC, however, would not disclose details of the ongoing investigation, adding that no one should make any speculations on the matter.

Azam said this when asked to comment on the allegation made by Parti Keadilan Rakyat VP Rafizi Ramli that the hotel did not belong to FIC as it was owned by another company.

On Tuesday, Felda said that no new company had been set up and operating in London by the FIC, as alleged by the Opposition.

Its chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad (picture) said Rafizi made a serious allegation that FIC had purportedly established a new company on Oct 17, 2017. — Bernama