MACC to call up Muhyiddin

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is expected to call up Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as part of its ongoing probe into the party’s finances.


A MACC source confirmed this to the New Straits Times today, adding that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman and former prime minister would be called “in the near future”.

“Muhyiddin will be called to have his statement recorded over the alleged RM300 million that the party is said to have received as political funds from contractors that were awarded projects under his administration,” the source said.

The source also confirmed that two bank accounts belonging to Bersatu, with a total balance of RM40 million, had been frozen by the agency.

“Checks also showed almost all the donors who contributed to the party’s accounts were contractors who were awarded government contracts during Muhyiddin’s premiership,” he said.

He added that several Bersatu leaders had also been summoned to have their statements recorded, including the party’s treasurer.

It was reported that the contractors were identified following the anti-graft agency’s investigation into several accounts belonging to Bersatu that were frozen at the end of last month.

It was reported that the party had received up to RM300 million from these contractors as political funding following ‘an agreement’ allegedly they had made with some party members, including those serving under Muhyiddin, at that time. – NST