Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) chief executive officer Datuk Zakaria Arshad says he is confident he will be proven innocent. Pix by AIZUDDIN SAAD.

KUALA LUMPUR: Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) chief executive officer Datuk Zakaria Arshad said he will abide by the recommendations in Datuk Seri Idris Jala’s independent report.

The report had stated that there are sufficient facts and reasonable grounds, warranting the FGV Board to initiate disciplinary proceedings against its CEO, CFO and two other senior management officials in relation to an alleged breach of procedures in Delima Oil Products Sdn Bhd.

On this matter, Zakaria had said that he is confident he will be proven innocent.

He said he has engaged Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah as his legal counsel to attend to the matter.

“With regards to the domestic inquiry which was initiated by Tan Sri Isa Samad, I am confident I shall be proven innocent and henceforth, I have engaged Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah to be my legal counsel to attend to the matter,” he said in a statement today.

Zakaria also congratulated the appointment of Tan Sri Sulaiman Mahboob as the acting chairman of FGV.

Zakaria, who was abruptly asked to go on leave on June 6 amid a boardroom tussle, had urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to probe into FGV’s dealings.

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