MACC questions Ahmad Said for 5 hours over 1MDB

Ahmad Said speaking to reporters after being questioned by MACC. (Bernama pic)

PUTRAJAYA: Former Terengganu menteri besar Ahmad Said was today questioned for about five hours by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the 1MDB issue.

Ahmad said he was asked to verify 17 pages of documents shown to him by MACC investigators.

“I explained several matters to them and verified the documents,” he told reporters outside the MACC headquarters.

Ahmad, the assemblyman for Kijal, said he was called by MACC to explain several matters related to the former Terengganu Investment Authority (TIA) which was taken over by the federal government and renamed 1MDB.

“I cannot talk about the documents as this could affect MACC’s investigation,” he said.

Ahmad denied claims that he gave evidence to MACC to help him in his campaign for the Umno vice-president’s post this weekend.

“This has nothing to do with it (the party polls). All I can say is that we should have integrity and be transparent in everything that we do, even if we have to sacrifice our post,” he said.

Ahmad was the menteri besar when TIA was established in 2008.