Second time Isa Samad being investigated for corruption

“On the 24th of June 2005, Isa was suspended from UMNO and stripped off his party positions by the party’s disciplinary board after being found guilty of money politics and vote buying”

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian anti graft officials have begun collecting documents from the Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Reuters said today.




According to a report, the Malaysian Anti Corruption Agency will be investigating several officials from the world’s largest Crude Palm Oil (CPO) producer following a boardroom tussle that was all the news the past two days.

The tussle saw group CEO and president Dato’ Zakaria Arshad being relieved of his duties along with three other executives from the company.

An MACC spokesman told Reuters that officers from the agency were at the FGV headquarters “to collect supporting documents” following a meeting with Zakaria yesterday (READ HERE) at the agency’s Putrajaya office.

An FGV source, requesting anonymity, said MACC officials intended to meet group chairman Tan Sri Isa Abdul Samad.

Earlier today, Isa made known his willingness to meet MACC officials amid allegations he deliberately cast Zakaria out to consolidate his own position at the palm oil giant and to prevent the leak of secrets that would implicate him of wrongdoing.

The group chairman welcomed two independent probes into allegations of corruption and abuse of power, making it the second time in 13 years the former Negeri Sembilan Mentor Besar is being probed for wrongdoing.

On the 24th of June 2005, Isa was suspended from UMNO and stripped off his party positions by the party’s disciplinary board after being found guilty of money politics and vote buying.



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