Isa Neither Denies nor Admits to Any Wrongdoing

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Isa was non-committal over his statement to MACC.


Tan Sri Isa Samad said today he does not know if he is guilty of any allegations made against him during his time as the Felda Global Ventures (FGV) Holdings Bhd chairman.

Dressed in a grey suit, Isa arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office in Putrajaya at 10 am. He was accompanied by his wife Puan Sri Bibi Sharliza Mohd Khalid who had also been summoned to have her statement recorded over issues involving FGV.

Isa was grilled by the MACC for over four hours.

Upon exiting, he declined to reveal the allegations made against him, saying it was up to the MACC to disclose the matter.

“I do not want to say what’s the jurisdiction of MACC but I have explained a few things that they have questioned me on.

He also refused to comment on why his wife was called up.

“Whether I’m wrong or not, I don’t know. I can’t say, I don’t want to jump the gun. That’s up to MACC to decide,” Isa said when asked if he believed he was innocent.

He, however, stressed that he is not the only one being investigated by the MACC and all other board members have also been called up, saying he believed he was the last one.

“As chairman, being called up to give statements is a normal thing,” he said.

He revealed that he did not surrender any evidence to the MACC and only provided his explanations.

The MACC recorded the statement of Datuk Zakaria Arshad, who was suspended as FGV CEO, on Jun 6.

Isa resigned as FGV chairman two days ago and was subsequently appointed as the acting chair of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).

Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob was named acting FGV chairman.