The MACC has recorded a statement from former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin pertaining to the probe into Bersatu’s bank accounts, which have been frozen.
With the questioning, the anti-graft body is in the final stages of wrapping up the probe before the investigation paper is handed to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) for further action, said reports.
According to reports, Muhyiddin had his statement recorded at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya, from morning until noon yesterday.
“The investigation paper is complete and the decision whether or not to charge persons implicated in the case will be known soon.
“The two accounts (belonging to Bersatu) are still frozen,” they said.
Aside from Muhyiddin, several other senior Bersatu leaders have also been previously questioned by the MACC.
Earlier this month, Malaysiakini reported that MACC had frozen two of Bersatu’s bank accounts to facilitate investigations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act. The two accounts reportedly contained about RM40 million.
An MACC source claimed that the account freeze was over allegations that Bersatu received contributions amounting to about RM300 million from some 10 contractors who received various projects when the party was running the government.
It was also reported that Muhyiddin has been questioned by the MACC over the alleged award of a government project to someone in his family when he was prime minister.
The Pagoh MP who served as Malaysia’s eighth prime minister from March 2020 to August 2021 was called to the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya yesterday, The Star reported today, citing unnamed sources.
On February 10, MACC was reported to be scrutinising the award of a RM1.2 billion government immigration contract to an IT company owned by the son-in-law of an unnamed former prime minister back in May 2022.