MACC to Open New Investigation Paper on Felda

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MACC receives new lead in an issue involving Felda.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will open a new investigation paper on the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda), according to its chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad.

He said the move followed a new lead in an issue involving Felda received by the commission recently.

“I have instructed for a new investigation paper to be opened and we will issue a press statement on the matter very soon,” he told a media conference after attending the Anti-Corruption Revolution Movement (GERAH) programme at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital here today.

Dzulkifli, however, said that the investigations into the alleged corruption and abuse of power at Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) were still ongoing.

In another development, Dzulkifli said only the governments of Penang, Selangor and Kelantan had yet to take the pledge and sign the Corruption-Free Pledge (IBR) introduced by the commission early this year.

He said the signing of the IBR would show a commitment and concern of the states to ensure that their administration was free from corruption and abuse of power.

“We don’t want people to simply talk about how people should say no to bribery and ask the MACC to take action. The state governments should also play their roles and show their commitment to fight corruption and abuse of power,” he said.

On the GERAH programme, Dzulkifli said the programme, which commenced three months ago, had brought about positive impact as there was an increase in the number of reports received by the commission from members of the public.