Ulya also claimed that an MACC dragnet is closing in on youth members who have been critical of Muhyiddin.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has lodged a police report against Bersatu youth information chief Ulya Aqamah Husamuddin over Facebook posts allegedly maligning the agency.
MACC investigation director Norazlan Mohd Razali said the posts created the impression that graft-busters’ probe into wing members over cash that went missing from the home of former youth and sports minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is political in nature.
“In (Ulya’s) online posts, he claimed that MACC’s probe into Armada exco members is politically motivated and aimed at silencing them,” Norazlan told The Malaysian Insight.
“He also accused MACC of arresting four Armada members without due process.
“I reiterate that our investigation is not politically motivated. It’s connected to a case of missing money involving Armada’s leader,” he said, referring to Syed Saddiq.
“I urge all parties to stop speculating and to cooperate with MACC.”
Syed Saddiq lodged a report on the missing cash, totalling RM250,000, at the Petaling Jaya district police station on March 29.
He had said only a few people knew the password to access the safe in which the money was kept.
Two youth members have been arrested to facilitate investigations.
Last night, Ulya posted that another four members – Adam Mukhriz, Hannan Khairy, Redzuan Shafi and Daniel Khusairi – had been taken by MACC. It turned out to be untrue, though the group was at the agency’s office for a fellow member who was arrested yesterday.
This took place following a supreme council meeting that saw a walkout by leaders aligned with Dr Mahathir Mohamad after they made known their rejection of Bersatu’s move to terminate the memberships of the party founder and four others, namely Syed Saddiq, Mukhriz Mahathir, Maszlee Malik and Amiruddin Hamzah.
Ulya also posted that one of the youth members had leaked audio recordings that allegedly showed Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin talking about offering Perikatan Nasional MPs positions in government-linked companies in exchange for their support.
Bersatu is split into two factions, with one side backing president Muhyiddin and the other supporting Dr Mahathir, who is opposed to the party working with Umno and PAS.
Ulya also claimed that an MACC dragnet is closing in on youth members who have been critical of Muhyiddin. – TMI