BANGI: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) action of investigating the purchase of a hotel in London and another in Kuching, Sarawak by Felda Investment Corporation (FIC) would help hasten Felda’s cleansing and renewal process in enhancing integrity and governance, said its chairman Shahrir Abdul Samad.

He said Felda was open about it and was prepared to fully cooperate in the case involving its subsidiary company, regardless of the position of the individuals to be called by the MACC to assist in the investigations.

“It’s up to the MACC as to who it wants to call and we encourage a comprehensive investigation on FIC or Felda be carried out.”

Shahrir said this in reference to the statement by MACC deputy chief commissioner (Operations) Mohd Azam Baki yesterday that a key individual would be called to give his statement by next week, the latest, in the investigations into the purchase of the two hotels.

So far, nine individuals have been detained and over 30 witnesses called over the purchase of these two hotels.

Shahrir was speaking to the media after launching Lake Cempaka Villa, the new dining and events venue by Felda D’Saji here yesterday.

Shahrir said he was determined to ensure that Felda would be managed with a high level of integrity and with focus on the welfare of the settlers.

On Lake Cempaka Villa, Shahrir said the opening of the 14th branch of the restaurant-cum-events venue chain was the best investment by Koperasi Permodalan Felda through D’Saji, based on the good demand. Bernama