SEREMBAN: The Barisan Nasional candidate for the Rantau by-election, Mohamad Hasan, maintained last night that he had not done anything wrong when he transferred RM10 million to buy an asset in London through a money changer 10 years ago.
Mohamad, who was the Negeri Sembilan menteri besar at the time, said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had investigated him and welcomed any fresh investigation into the decade-old scandal.
“I’ve been proven innocent,” he told reporters at the BN command centre here today when asked about the issue raised by Negeri Sembilan speaker Zulkefly Mohamad Omar during a Pakatan Harapan ceramah here last night.
Zulkefly had asked why MACC had not taken any action against Mohamad for allegedly violating banking laws by transferring RM10 million to London through a money changer.
Mohamad said the matter should not have been brought up because he had been cleared by the authorities.
He said that besides the MACC, the Attorney-General’s Chambers had cleared him of any wrongdoing.
Then de facto law minister Nancy Shukri had also confirmed the AG’s findings that the transfer of funds did not amount to corruption.
Mohamad said he expected more “provocations” against him and BN in the final week of campaigning for the by-election.
Describing them as “an attempt to kill his character”, he hoped the people could distinguish what was right from wrong.
“If I had done anything wrong during my administration as the menteri besar, lodge a police report.
“Any move to ‘split’ the community, especially by playing up racial issues, should be avoided at all cost,” he said.
Commenting on a call for Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to return to active politics, Mohamad, the Umno deputy president who is performing the tasks of the president, said he left that to Zahid to decide.