Malaysian in anti-graft probe 'forgives' blogsites

Malaysian in anti-graft probe 'forgives' blogsites

MALAYSIA - The former ministerial political secretary recently hauled up by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has said he will not likely seek legal action against the blogsites who named him over his arrest.

"It has ruined my life, but what is done, is done, and we have to move forward," he said.

Mr Suhaimi Ibrahim is being investigated for alleged misappropriation of funds from the 1Azam welfare programme. He was an aide to former Women, Family and Community Development minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

Mr Suhaimi said that he was being questioned by the MACC to assist in the investigations while the 10 cars seized by the commission did not belong to him, reported the Star.

He told the New Straits Times: "I was surprised that reports that I was the owner of 10 cars seized by the MACC when I have not even entered, let alone driven any one of them.

"The cars depicted in many newspapers and online portals do not belong to me. It painted a wrong picture, whereby I am living in such a lavish manner.

"I went to the MACC office (in Putrajaya) using a Toyota Alphard, which belonged to Yayasan Sayang Malaysia," he said.

The Yayasan Sayang Malaysia is a non-governmental organisation of which Mr Suhaimi is the president. It was set up to help the less fortunate. Quizzed further on the luxury vehicles seized, Mr Suhaimi said they could belong to others being questioned by the MACC.

"I was not the only one being questioned (by the MACC). Other officers from the ministry were also called up," he said.

Mr Suhaimi said he would cooperate fully with the MACC over the investigation, but he called on the public not to jump to conclusions.

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