Parti Warisan Sabah president Mohd Shafie Apdal has promised to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in its investigation.
Taking to Facebook yesterday, the former Umno minister responded to several allegations spread on social media linking him to the scandal in Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara), the agency under his former portfolio as rural and regional development minister.
"I was made to understand the case under the probe of MACC still ongoing and I am ready to cooperate anytime, if the authority needs (me to provide) information to assist investigation into the case," he said.
The rumours had also linked Shafie with the Sabah water scandal, where 20 individuals were arrested and some RM190 million recovered.
He had however pointed out that only the Finance Ministry can make decisions in the three tender awarding processes – open, selective and direct.
Shafie was dropped from Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's cabinet in July 2015 and later suspended as Umno vice president. He then decided to quit Umno.
Malaysiakini has attempted to contact MACC chief commissioner Dzulkilfi Ahmad and deputy chief commissioner (operation) Azam Baki for comment. - Mkini