Najib disputes Muhyiddin’s claim cancer treatment prevented him from taking bribes

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Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has raised doubt over Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s claim that he could not have taken bribes in 2018 as alleged in court during the corruption trial of Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

“Really?” Najib asked in a Facebook post this morning.

Muhyiddin, in a statement yesterday, said he had never received monies from Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB), and that he was incapable of taking the alleged bribes as he was undergoing cancer treatment at the time.

However, Najib in a Facebook posting, indicated that Muhyiddin would have actually been out of the hospital at the time the bribes were made.

He posted several news report links to establish a timeline of events after UKSB administrative manager David Tan claimed that he had given RM1.3 million kickbacks to Muhyiddin who was the Home Minister on June 4, July 4 and August 23, 2018.

For the first payment of RM300,000 on June 4, 2018, Najib pointed out that Muhyiddin was up and about and had a visit to Bukit Aman that day – which was reported by the news.

For the second payment of RM500,000 on July 4, 2018, he said Muhyiddin had not yet undergone surgery at the time as news of his hospital admission was only reported on July 12, 2018.

He then cited another news report of Muhyiddin being discharged from hospital and being sworn in as Pagoh MP on Aug 7 and Aug 14 that year, respectively.

Muhyiddin was alleged to have received the third payment RM500,000 on Aug 23, 2018.