MACC to quiz 3 over alleged payment of RM90 mil from Umno to PAS

Three politicians have been asked to report to MACC tomorrow morning in connection with the allegation that PAS received RM90 million from Umno.

PETALING JAYA: Three politicians will be questioned tomorrow morning over allegations that PAS received RM90 million linked to 1MDB from Umno.

A source from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said one of them has been asked to be present at the Kelantan branch while the other two will be questioned at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya.

“They have been asked to be at the MACC office at 9am,” the source told FMT.

A state assemblyman is among the trio, the source added.

PAS has said it had no problems with MACC investigating the claim that it took RM90 million from Umno.

In a tweet last night, PAS central committee member Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz said the party was not feeling any pressure and MACC was welcome to start an investigation.

In an article in Sarawak Report, its editor, Clare Rewcastle-Brown, suggested that senior PAS leaders could have received RM90 million from former prime minister Najib Razak.

Following the article, PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang filed a suit against Rewcastle-Brown in the London High Court of Justice. Last week, the Marang MP agreed to an out-of-court settlement with Rewcastle-Brown.

PAS leaders said the decision to enter into an out-of-court settlement was due to the high legal costs involved, adding that the party felt the millions of ringgit could be put to better use.

Najib also denied that he had paid money to PAS leaders, saying his bank accounts had already been scrutinised by the authorities after his fall from power in May last year.