Spanco probe: MACC not ruling out calling in 'a former PM', says Azam

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) has not ruled out summoning more individuals, including a former prime minister, to facilitate the probe linked to Spanco Sdn Bhd, says Tan Sri Azam Baki.

The MACC chief explained that the investigation into Spanco was still ongoing, with a focus on contracts signed between 2020 and 2021.

“The case on Spanco is related to the period between 2020 and 2021.

“And the finance minister at the time has also been summoned to have his statement recorded to assist in investigations.

“We have yet to summon the prime minister (during the period).

“I will leave it to my investigating officer to see if it is necessary to call up the person (former prime minister) for the investigation into the case,” he told reporters after attending the 10th Certified Integrity Officer Programme Convocation Ceremony at Kuala Lumpur World Trade Centre (WTC) Thursday (Feb 22).

However, Azam did not reveal the details and identity of the former finance minister who had his statement recorded and the said former prime minister.

“Investigation into the case is still on-going. We have yet to release the accounts frozen related to our investigation into the case.

“At the same time, we are not ruling out that all those involved in the approving projects related to the case will be called,” added Azam.

On Jan 20, MACC raided a Tan Sri's residence in connection with an alleged corruption case involving procurement and management of the government's fleet of vehicles worth RM4.5bil.

Along with raiding the said residence, MACC also raided four companies, including a government vehicle supplier.

“More than 100 private accounts and companies under the control of the Tan Sri have been analysed to trace money transfers to certain individuals.

"MACC has frozen several of these accounts holding that is estimated to be tens of millions of ringgit,” the source said.

When contacted, MACC Investigative Division senior director Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hashim confirmed that the accounts had been frozen, and the case was being investigated under Section 17 of the MACC Act 2009.

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