Tabung Haji confirms Abdul Azeez exit

By NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK / Pic by TMR

Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) has confirmed the resignation of its chairman, but declined to comment whether the investigation into Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim’s (picture) dealings have anything to do with the pilgrim board.

A spokesperson for TH Group Sdn Bhd public affairs and corporate communications division confirmed Abdul Azeez resignation.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had raided the former chairman’s homes in Subang Jaya and Baling, Kedah, and his office in Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur (KL).

But the spokesperson declined to say whether MACC’s raid also involved TH, or whether the fund had been contacted by the graft buster. TH corporate office is in Jalan Tun Razak, KL.

In a Bernama report, MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki confirmed the seizure of RM500,000 in cash and over 20 wrist watches.

Additionally, various denominations from 20 different foreign currencies including taka (Bangladesh), rufiya (Maldives), riyal (Arab Saudi) and pounds, with a compounded total of about RM1.2 million, were also confiscated from the three locations.

The Baling MP had claimed that the RM500,000 seized from his properties was to finance a mission to Gaza, which he planned for after the general election on May 9.

A part of the money was said to be for the Baling Umno division, to be given to the constituents for Ramadhan and Aidilfitri.