MACC confirm current and former PAFA officials called up

Farah Suhaidah Othman

IPOH: The Perak branch of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) have confirmed that they have already recorded interviews with more than 20 individuals pertaining to the management of the Perak FA (PAFA) to aid in investigations into the sale of land belonging to the state football association.

Perak MACC director, Datuk Zainul Darus, said that they have taken statements from those who are part of PAFA’s current administration as well as those from the previous administration to aid in further investigations.

Zainul also said that investigations are still ongoing so therefore he cannot reveal any further information pertaining to the case.

“We need to carry out a detailed and thorough investigation into the case as it took place during the previous administration, so we called up officials from both the current and previous administrations to obtain their statements as well as any pertaining, important documents.

“Overall, the case revolves around the issue of the sale of land that belongs to PAFA,” added Zainul.

He said as much when met by members of the media after the Bribe Free Pledge ceremony of the Perak Land and Housing Board at the Perak Darul Ridzuan building here earlier today (Thursday).

On August 19, NSTP Sport had reported that PAFA president Hasnul Zulkarnain Abdul Munaim confirmed that three of the association’s committee members were called up by MACC in connection with management issues under the previous administration. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd