Tourism, Arts and Culture minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said he was not aware if investigation by the graft buster has taken place in his ministry. Pic by NSTP/AZHAR RAMLI

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has yet to investigate the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry over the recent allegations of power abuse.

Its minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said he was not aware if investigation by the graft buster has taken place in his ministry.

“I don’t know, (if you are asking) whether they have come into my office room (to investigate), not yet.

“Other rooms within my ministry, I have no idea,” he said during a press conference held at the parliament lobby today.

Mohamaddin was asked on whether MACC has begun its probe into the ministry, following allegation that his son was calling the shots in awarding tenders by his ministry.

He said MACC is free to investigate on the matter, as there is nothing to hide.

On Nov 21, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said MACC would investigate a ministry, which was allegedly controlled by the minister’s son.

Meanwhile, Mohamaddin, when asked on claims that his ministry was monopolised by people from Sabah, has refused to answer the question.

“You don’t talk about that one. There is no such thing. I’m not going to answer thing that I don’t know,” he said.