PETALING JAYA – Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein wants a thorough investigation into the graft charges levied against his former aide so that there are no scapegoats in the case.
The Defence Minister said he would let the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission carry out due process in order to prove the truth.
“I only hope that the person being investigated and the person who is investigating don’t allow any innocent people to become victims,” he was quoted as saying by Bernama.
At the Shah Alam Sessions Court earlier Thursday, Hishammuddin’s former special officer, Zailan Johari, 47, pleaded not guilty to a charge of bribery involving RM80,000.
The minister said that no one was exempt from being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, including himself.
He revealed that Zailan had worked for him from his time as Home Minister and acting Transport Minister.
“In relation to the officer in question, I hope that the charges against him go through the proper existing procedures.
“I have been informed that this is an old case. The officer involved has been with me since my time at the Home and Transport Ministries,” he said.