MACC ‘raids’ NFC main office

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  • Saturday, 24 Dec 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission officers carried out a two-hour “raid” on the National Feedlot Corporation's (NFC) main office in Jalan Solaris, Mont Kiara.

Eight MACC officers from Putrajaya led by operations officer Wan Abdul Rahman Wan Mohd Salleh were seen entering the NFC office at about 3pm yesterday.

They left with a CPU and several A4-sized envelopes filled with documents.

Wan Abdul Rahman said they had interviewed the staff, who gave their full co-operation.

He declined to comment further.

NFC issued a statement last night, saying that the MACC's “afternoon visit” was not a raid.

“The management and staff welcomed the visit and extended their full co-operation,” the statement said, adding that it was improper to comment any further as investigations were ongoing.

Reporters had camped outside the NFC office by 2pm after getting wind of the impending “raid”.

Prior to that, NFC executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail was spotted leaving a restaurant believed to be owned by NFC located directly opposite its office.

Dr Mohamad Salleh is the husband of Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

MACC had on Thursday said that a special team led by director of investigations Datuk Mustafa Ali had been formed to investigate allegations about NFC.

Controversy broke out after the Auditor-General's Report released in October had stated that NFC had failed to meet its cattle production target.

Opposition politicians had also accused it of funds misappropriation.

MACC is said to be investigating whether Shahrizat had any part in the awarding of a RM250mil loan to NFC.

On Wednesday, a Datuk was arrested for allegedly attempting to bribe several investigating officers with RM1.7mil over the NFC issue.

It is learnt that police are also investigating whether the Datuk is connected to the family of Dr Mohamad Salleh.

The Datuk has since been handed over to MACC for further investigations.

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