Thursday, March 12, 2009

Azalina: I have nothing to hide - Star

March 12, 2009

PETALING JAYA: Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said has nothing to hide and will cooperate with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over allegations of money politics.

However, Azalina said the MACC had yet to call or see her despite taking several documents from her office on Wednesday.

Azalina also said she did not know anything about the RM70,000, which was found in a political secretary’s car after a gathering that she had attended with some Umno members last week.

“I have nothing to hide. I will cooperate with the MACC. I trust they will carry out their investigation in a professional manner without prejudice,” she said on here on Thursday.

She also clarified that her office was not raided by the MACC on Wednesday nor were the documents seized.

“The documents were handed over (to the MACC officers),” she said.

Azalina, who was not in her office when the MACC officers came, said she did not know what documents were taken or how many ministry officers were interviewed.

Meanwhile, Bernama quoted Azalina as saying that she did not know the purpose of MACC’s investigation on her Ministry.

“I am not so sure what are they looking for and the purpose of their investigations. But I am confident a person is innocent until proven otherwise,” she said

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