Wan Saiful’s freelance researcher, who allegedly made the claims, has apologised to the MACC.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will take legal action against an individual who claimed it had offered RM10 million to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia information chief Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan to implicate the party’s president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
“This individual is irresponsible and MACC will take legal against the person.
“This is slander and the person is a liar. Individuals like this are the ones who destroy people’s trust in the commission.” MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki was quoted as saying.
He was commenting on a 44-second video clip on Twitter featuring a man who claimed that the offer was made so Wan Saiful could change his statement to say he had received instruction from Muhyiddin to accept a bribe.
The man, Mohamad Shafiq Abdul Halim, is said to be Wan Saiful’s freelance researcher.
He has issued a written apology to the MACC.
He claimed he had misspoken after Pakatan Harapan cybertroopers provoked him by leaving comments during his TikTok livestream and the resulting video was trimmed to cast him as though he was making allegations against the MACC.
Shafiq said the allegation was merely a rumour that he sought to verify with Wan Saiful.
“I have no intention to accuse anyone, including Azam, while the video had been trimmed and circulated by Harapan cybertroopers as though I had only said that the MACC offered RM10 million for Wan Saiful to change his statement,” he said in a Facebook post.
Azam said the MACC would proceed with lodging a police report despite Shafiq’s apology.