Two from Law Firm Arrested in FIC London Hotel Probe

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Two more people have been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in the investigation into the acquisition of a London Hotel by Felda Investment Corporation (FIC).

Both suspects were detained at around 4pm at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya.

One is a 44-year-old lawyer based in Kuala Lumpur and the other, a 29-year-old female legal assistant from the same law firm.

The lawyer is believed to have links with the owner of the company who made the hotel’s sale and purchase transaction with FIC.

The female suspect is believed to have played a key role in signing the sale and purchase agreement.

Both suspects will be remanded in the Magistrate’s Court in Putrajaya today to help with the probe.

With the arrest of the two suspects, a total of five people – including the former chief executive officer of FIC Zaid Abdul Jalil – have been detained so far in connection with the London hotel purchase.

Four others, including Zahid Md Arip, an aide of the ex-Felda chairman, have been arrested over the Kuching hotel deal.

On Wednesday, MACC investigators were seen at Menara Felda, most probably to take possession of documents to assist in the probe into the purchase of hotels in London and Kuching by FIC.

Meanwhile, MACC chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad said the investigations into the two cases were expected to be completed shortly.

Dzulkifli said the probe into the FIC purchase of a London hotel required some time as it involved overseas transactions.

“This is because the information on the purchase of the hotel in London not only has to be obtained locally but it also involves individuals from the United Kingdom.

“However, the MACC will try to resolve the case in Sarawak first because it happened in the country,” Dzulkifli said.

Bernama

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