Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) secretary-general Datuk Isham Ishak said today he is assisting the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in a probe and is not under any investigation.
“It’s true that I was called up by the MACC yesterday. It was for the second time. I am assisting in an investigation, and am not being investigated…these are two different things,” he told a press conference.
Isham said he was asked to explain the ministry’s procedures and what has taken place at the ministry.
“As a top official in the ministry, I had to explain to them certain procedures and what had happened (in the case under investigation) and what steps had been taken to overcome the weaknesses,” he told reporters.
“I have provided the required information, along with certain documents, but with due respect to the investigation process, I cannot disclose what the investigation is about,” he said.
Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohammadin Ketapi said yesterday that the MACC had called up Isham but did not give any reason.
Isham, who was appointed to the post in February, was questioned on Tuesday and yesterday by MACC in Putrajaya.
MACC is believed to be interested in Tourism Malaysia’s payments to a contractor.
Earlier report: Aug 7, Tourism Ministry Sec-Gen Under MACC Probe