KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has denied freezing the personal account of national badminton ace Lee Chong Wei because of alleged links to the 1MDB fund.
MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki, when contacted by Bernama, confirmed it.
“It’s not true at all,” he said briefly.
Earlier, Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman also denied similar allegations.
Syed Saddiq said Chong Wei’s withdrawal from the World Championships and Asian Games had nothing to do with 1MDB.
Chong Wei had recently confirmed that he was not participating in both the events after suffering from a respiratory-related illness.
Doctors have ordered him to rest and undergo treatment.