Shafie’s Younger Sibling Attends MACC ‘Meet’ After Monday Night Raid

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Haji Hamid Apdal, centre, with two Warisan Sabah Putatan leaders at a Hari Raya gathering at the former’s house. – Facebook photo

By BORNEOTODAY REPORTERS
KOTA KINABALU: Haji Hamid Apdal, a younger brother of Mohd Shafie Apdal, the former Umno vice president called on the Sabah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office at 10am on Tuesday.

He went in to meet MACC investigators voluntarily after he came to know that they were looking for him as a team had visited his house in Petagas on Monday night.

Hamid, 52, was not at home when the MACC team arrived, sources told BorneoToday.

“He got in touch with the MACC as soon as he was informed they were keen to talk to him,” said the source, adding that Hamid went to the Sabah MACC officer here with a lawyer.

“He’s in for questioning for now and helping the MACC in their probe into the alleged skimming of funds through a network of at least 60 companies given rural projects in Sabah.”

JAMAWI JAAFAR

The source could not say just yet if Hamid would be detained by the MACC, just like what had happened to Peter Anthony and Mohd Azis Jamman, both Warisan Sabah senior leaders.

According to sources, Hamid is not a member of Warisan. It is understood that he is still a member with Umno.

A Warisan spokesman said they were allowing the MACC to take its own course of action as one was innocent till proven guilty.

ARIFFIN KASSIM

Two other Sabah Umno youth leaders — Jamawi Jaafar, 43, the national information chief and Ariffin Kassim, 44, the Tawau youth chief— have also been arrested in the probe.

Both were remanded for five days with effect from Tuesday.

On Monday, a Barisan Nasional component party senator also gave his statement to MACC but was released.

According to reports at least two Sabah assemblymen and another former senator are expected to be called in this week to give their statements.

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