Mara property scandal: MACC to call for more witnesses

azam-baki-mara-incKUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is calling several more witnesses, including from abroad, to assist in the investigation of the property scandal involving Mara Incorporated Sdn Bhd (Mara Inc) in Australia.

Its deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki said this was due to new evidence and information obtained by the commission on the matter.

“Statements will be recorded not only from the witnesses in the country, but also from abroad,” he told Bernama here today.

Last Wednesday, an association known as “Persatuan Perjuangan Masyarakat Kota” (Perkata) lodged a report with MACC on the alleged acquisition of property in Australia by Mara Inc.

Its secretary-general, Adzly Ab Manas, said the association was prepared to hand over the evidence if needed.

On June 26 last year, Mara chairman Annuar Musa, who has since been suspended, handed over documents to the MACC on the purchase of the real estate in Australia by Mara Inc.