Probe into solar panel project for Sarawak schools to continue

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said it will continue its investigations into the Sarawak solar energy project for schools over alleged abuse of funds.

It had summoned former education minister Mahdzir Khalid to its headquarters yesterday and questioned him for five hours.

A MACC source said they would not call Mahdzir again for questioning.

The former minister had previously said he was willing to cooperate with MACC in its investigations.

Former prime minister Najib Razak was also called in by MACC yesterday, presumably for a 1MDB-related case.

Previously, Najib’s former special officer was remanded for the solar panel investigations in July.

The former officer was investigated over claims that he had solicited kickbacks from a Bintulu company given the project to instal solar panels in the Sarawak schools.

Sarawak Report had claimed that Najib had endorsed the RM1.25 billion project to instal solar panels in 369 schools.

It was claimed that the project was awarded to a company without an open tender.