Property ownership: Azmin prepared to be probed again by MACC

azmin-aliSABAK BERNAM: Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali said he was prepared to be investigated again regarding the ownership of an extraordinarily substantial property belonging to him when he was private secretary to the deputy prime minister and finance minister 22 years ago.

Azmin said he was always open and would give his full cooperation to anyone, including the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), regarding the property ownership.

“It’s up to them (if they want to investigate again). It is nothing new as previously MACC had also conducted an investigation on the state government administration and leadership,” he told reporters after handing over financial aid to paddy farmers in Parit 10, Sungai Besar, here today.

He was commenting on a statement by Selangor MACC director Wan Ramli Wan Abdullah yesterday that the case would be reopened if there was new evidence, although it had been closed by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) in 1997.

Recently, various groups, including non-governmental organisations, had urged MACC to reopen investigation papers on Azmin’s extraordinary property ownership which was allegedly closed by ACA without reasonable grounds.