Shafie Apdal cleared of misappropriation allegations - Liew Vui Keong

Nor Ain Mohamed Radhi

KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has been cleared from the alleged misappropriation of an estimated RM1.5 billion of funds for rural projects in the state, the Dewan Negara was told today. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong said this came after the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) found insufficient evidence, subsequently classified the case as “no further action.” “The investigation paper was sent to AGC on May 23 and the prosecutor, after scrutinising the paper, on June 20 decided not to continue with the case due to insufficient evidence to charge the Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president. “The AGC has classified the case as “No Further Action” (NFA) due to insufficient evidence,” he said, in reply to a question by Senator Datuk Jamilah Sulaiman. Jamilah had asked on the status of the corruption case of Shafie, who was also former rural and regional development minister.

Shafie previously was arrested under Section 17 (a) of the MACC Act 2009 on the misappropriating of RM1.5 billion of public fund for rural projects in Sabah that was channeled through his ministry between 2009 and 2015. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd