'I’m ready to cooperate '28 hours' a day to MACC' - Sanusi

08 Jan 2024 12:40pm
Sanusi - FILE PIX
Sanusi - FILE PIX

ALOR SETAR – Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor is ready to cooperate with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to clarify the position of the Kedah Football Association (KFA) linked to allegations of corruption.

He said there was no element of malpractice in KFA because the money in question was money that was actually in the association’s account, not a personal account.

He said the amount announced was also incorrect, only RM5 million and not RM6 million as alleged.

"We have not been informed of anything so far (summoned to give evidence to the MACC).

"I am ready to cooperate 28 hours a day. Come anytime, what do you want to ask? Mai (come) I want to answer," he said.

He said this during a press conference after the Kedah State Public Servant Assembly with the Menteri Besar at Dataran Wisma Darul Aman, earlier.

Sanusi claimed that certain parties made him a target, while the four individuals charged in connection with the case were only accessories.

"They have found the truth, Sanusi has no case whatsoever but they also make things up.

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"One of them is by displaying the perception and building a narrative that there is a lot of corruption in Kedah.

"The donation money is in the KFA account but suddenly accused of corruption. What corruption? It is already in there, if it goes into their pockets, they can be accused of corruption.

"The money in the KFA account does not go anywhere, it is used to pay debts. Their narrative is not correct," he explained.

He stressed that the corruption issue affected the finances of the KFA, which is currently burdened with debt, in addition to the futsal team, the President's Cup and the Youth Cup.

"Parties who have agreed to contribute to KFA, when they make a story like this, that party becomes 'seqot', which means they don't want to share because it is said that there is malpractice in KFA when in fact, it didn't happen," he said.

On Friday, the MACC remanded four individuals including KFA chief executive officer (CEO) each aged between 40 and 60 years old, to assist in the investigation of a case of soliciting and accepting bribes worth RM6 million.

The bribe money is believed to be in return for helping a company owner get a tender for a race track construction project and a project to manage, operate and maintain five water treatment plants in Kedah.