Questioned not detained by MACC

Perlis Menteri Besar Shukri Ramli was not arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission as reported earlier by a leading news portal.

He was only questioned by the anti-graft agency. This was confirmed by his Facebook page administrator.

“MB was not remanded. He was allowed to return after recording his statement.”

Shukri’s son and four others are being probed for falsifying documents related to claims for infrastructure projects valued at RM600,000.

All five were detained and subsequently released on bail by the MACC.

Shukri, meanwhile, confirmed that he would cooperate with the MACC.

Don’t spread fake news. As I’ve stressed before, I will continue to cooperate with the MACC in their investigation,” he said.

“Alhamdulillah (God willing), there is nothing to worry about.”

MACC chief commissioner Azam Baki said Shukri was at the agency’s headquarters in Putrajaya for questioning under Section 53(3) of the MACC Act.

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