KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today rubbished claims of a bank account belonging to a senior minister into which an engineering company allegedly transferred US$741,440 (about RM3.1 million).
“The account and transaction do not exist,” deputy chief commissioner Azam Baki said after attending the corruption case of former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
“Another bank account that was said to be opened in 2012 also does not exist,” he said when asked about MACC’s investigations into the alleged funds in the minister’s account.
Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Adam previously lodged a report over the alleged transfer of money into the account, after screenshots of what was said to be the transaction began making rounds on social media.
The pictures were distributed alongside video clips showing two men engaging in homosexual activities in what appears to be a hotel room.
Speaking to reporters today, Azam also said MACC would not rule out the possibility of filing more forfeiture suits against individuals said to have received funds from former prime minister Najib Razak.
“We will announce if there is more,” he said.
MACC has so far filed 41 forfeiture suits against individuals and organisations over funds channelled from Najib’s bank account.
MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said that the government is seeking to recover RM270 million.
Umno and six others were yesterday ordered to file their affidavits in response to the suits.