MACC: Those linked to ‘RM90 mil’ claim will be called

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission says its task is to ascertain whether or not the money was deposited into PAS leaders’ accounts.

KUCHING: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said individuals linked to a claim that RM90 million was allegedly channelled from Umno into the accounts of PAS leaders will be called to facilitate investigations.

MACC Chief Commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull said the commission’s task was to ascertain whether or not the money was deposited into the accounts.

“I do not want to speculate on whether certain individuals will be called or not because corruption is not about speculation or expectations but based on facts,” he told Bernama at the Majlis Amanat Perdana Integriti (2019) programme attended by Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg here today.

Last Friday, PAS central committee member Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz presented himself at the Kelantan MACC headquarters to have his statement recorded.

According to MACC sources, the case is being investigated under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 and Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

Sarawak Report had claimed in August 2017 that RM90 million was believed to have been deposited into the bank accounts of senior PAS leaders to secure their support for Umno and Barisan Nasional.