MACC has witness list for probe into FIC’s London hotel deal

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has obtained a list of key witnesses to record their statements in its investigation on Felda Investment Corporation’s (FIC) purchase of a four-star hotel in Kensington, London.

According to a reliable source, notices have been sent to the witnesses concerned to present themselves at the MACC office for their statements to be recorded.

He said a MACC team was at the FIC office at Jalan Gurney here from about 10.30am yesterday to obtain documents on the purchase of the hotel and also to serve notice to the witnesses.

Meanwhile, MACC deputy chief commissioner of operations Azam Baki, when contacted, confirmed the raid.

He said the commission would begin recording statements of the witnesses from today.

MACC, in a statement recently, said that several individuals would be called to aid in the investigation into the RM330 million purchase of the hotel in Kesington by FIC in 2014.

Based on preliminary information from the investigation, FIC is believed to have bought the hotel at a price far exceeding the original price and this caused the company to sustain a loss of millions of ringgit.