Hishammuddin questioned by MACC

NST Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein was questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday in connection to a corruption investigation involving ex-spy chief Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid. A newsportal reported that Hishammuddin was questioned for three hours at the graft buster’s headquarters in Putrajaya. The newsportal quoted sources as saying that Hishammuddin had gone to the MACC office after his name was mentioned by Hasanah’s lawyer on Saturday. Hasanah’s lawyer, Datuk Shaharudin Ali, was previously quoted as saying that the MACC was seeking to question Hishammuddin over alleged misappropriation of funds by intelligence officers. It was reported that Hasanah, who is the former director-general of the Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) of the Prime Minister’s Department, was remanded and later released as part of the MACC investigations in the case. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd