Former Felda Chairman Isa Samad Arrested Over MACC Probe Into Cases


PUTRAJAYA: Mohd Isa Abdul Samad, the former Felda chairman Tan Sri was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission here Tuesday to assist in the investigations into several cases.

Azam Baki, the MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) said Mohd Isa was arrested at the MACC headquarters here at about 4.30 pm.

“I do not want to elaborate on his arrest. He was arrested to assist in the MACC investigations into several cases,” Bernama, the national news agency reported.

According to the Star online, the arrest was made following witnesses’ statements recorded by the MACC investigating team.

“Based on that (the statements), MACC is confident that it has a strong basis to make the arrest, to help us wrap up investigations into the case,” he said.

Mohd Isa arrived at the MACC headquarters at 2.40pm.

He is among a long list of individuals who have been called up by MACC over FIC’s purchases of hotels in London and Kuching.

His former aide Muhammad Zahid Md Arip as well as former FIC chief executive officer Zaid Abdul Jalil had previously been held under MACC remand.

The MACC had also called up FIC’s former and present directors and lawyers to assist in investigations.

FIC is said to have purchased a hotel in Kensington, London for an inflated price of RM330mil, when the actual value is said to be RM110mil.

Its purchase of a hotel in Kuching for RM160mil is also said to be RM50mil more than its actual value.

  • Featured photo of Mohd Isa Samad courtesy of The Malaysian Insight