Expect more graft charges against us after PH’s Camerons defeat, says Annuar Musa

Umno secretary-general Annuar Musa (centre) with Sabah Umno chief Bung Moktar (right) and deputy chief Yakub Khan in Kota Kinabalu today.

KOTA KINABALU: Umno secretary-general Annuar Musa today claimed that the Pakatan Harapan government was under “sudden pressure” to bring more corruption charges against Umno and PAS leaders in the aftermath of the coalition’s defeat in the Cameron Highlands by-election last month.

Annuar said he welcomed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s investigation into a claim that PAS leaders received RM90 million from Umno, but said that authorities would not find anything.

“As far as Umno is concerned, our accounts have been scrutinised by MACC. RM90 million is a huge figure. I’m sure they would have found it earlier (if it was true) but any investigation by MACC is most welcome,” he told reporters after a meeting with Sabah Umno leaders here.

Annuar, the Ketereh MP, warned PH that the upcoming Semenyih by-election would also see the ruling coalition’s defeat.

“We want to tell the government, you can’t fool the people all the time. You can cheat some people some time or some people all the time, but not all the people all the time.

“The people have decided, many are disgusted by the broken promises, behaviour and under-performance of the ministers,” he said.

MACC has launched an investigation into a claim that PAS leaders had received RM90 million, days after an out-of-court settlement of a defamation suit by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang against Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown.

The anti-graft body today took statements from former PAS deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa and Bachok MP Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Aziz.