MACC questions railways boss, 2 others over PAS’ RM90 million case

KTMB chairman Rameli Musa had his statement recorded today at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters.

PUTRAJAYA: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) chairman Rameli Musa had his statement recorded today at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters over an investigation into an allegation that PAS leaders had received RM90 million from Umno.

The railways chairman arrived at 9.55 am at the MACC headquarters. Former Selangor state executive councillor Zaidy Abdul Talib and an employee of the PAS headquarters, Mohd Khoirul Anwar Mat Zuki, were seen entering the MACC building five minutes later.

The media reported yesterday that three more people, including an officer of a government-linked company, would be called to assist in the investigation into the RM90 million payment case.

The MACC has taken statements from several PAS leaders so far in connection with the case, including PAS spiritual leader Hashim Jasin, PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan and PAS central committee member Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz.

The Sarawak Report news portal had claimed in a report in 2016 that PAS leaders received about RM90 million to support Umno and Barisan Nasional in the May 2018 general election. The money is said to be from 1MDB.

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang sued Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown for defamation in 2017 over the report, filing the suit in London. However, Hadi withdrew the suit this year following an out-of-court settlement.