MACC grills Ismail Sabri for almost 5 hours

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Former prime minister Ismail Sabri was quizzed by the MACC for almost five hours today.

According to a report by Utusan Malaysia, the statement recording process started at 10am and only ended at 4.45pm.

A statement by the anti-graft agency tonight confirmed that the Bera MP’s statement was recorded to assist in its probe into the RM700 million allegedly used to promote his then-administration’s achievements.

Last November, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim revealed in Parliament that RM700mil had been spent since 2020 to promote the government.

The bulk of the spending was handled by the Prime Minister’s Office for advertisements and media buys to promote government initiatives.

The Prime Minister had said that close to RM500mil was spent by the eighth prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the balance was spent by his successor Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

However, Anwar said that Ismail Sabri did not spend that much and added that there were funds remaining, which his administration had used.