MACC raids Isa Samad’s house

(The Star) – Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad’s house in Selangor has been raided by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Tuesday night.

Its chief Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad confirmed the raid on the former Felda chairman’s house and said that this was normal procedure when investigating any corruption allegations.

“This is the usual process. After an arrest, we will do a search of the suspect’s house,” he said at the corruption-free pledge signing ceremony by non-governmental organisations and the parent-teacher association at the Industrial Training Institute in Pengkalan Chepa here Tuesday.

Isa was arrested at 4.24pm Tuesday after being questioned for two hours at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya.

He is among a long list of individuals who have been called up by MACC over Felda Investment Corporatioin’s (FIC) purchases of hotels in London and Kuching.

His former aide Muhammad Zahid Md Arip as well as former FIC chief executive officer Zaid Abdul Jalil had previously been held under MACC remand.

The MACC had also called up FIC’s former and present directors and lawyers to assist in investigations.

FIC is said to have purchased a hotel in Kensington, London for an inflated price of RM330mil, when the actual value is said to be RM110mil.

Its purchase of a hotel in Kuching for RM160mil is also said to be RM50mil more than its actual value.