Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor dropped a bombshell today when he claimed that his predecessor had transferred RM13 million of Kedah Menteri Besar Inc funds to an offshore account.
Speaking to members of the media after today’s Kedah state assembly session, Sanusi said that the money was transferred to an account in Canada when Mukhriz Mahathir, the Jitra assemblyman, was menteri besar.
Sanusi made the revelation after he claimed that Mukhriz had brought up old issues in the assembly.
“I have never told anyone about this (RM13 million)…only today I am revealing. That is an old issue, which I have never raised before. I’m still keeping the transfer slip,” he said.
FMT has reached out to Mukhriz and MBI Kedah for comments.
Sanusi also said when he took over as MB last year, one of the first items on the agenda was the issue of a RM1.3 million “kuih raya” goodie bags which had yet to be paid for.
“The bags holding the ‘kuih’ were more expensive than the ‘kuih’. Those staying in glass houses should not throw stones.”
Sanusi also said the claims that five officers from state government-linked companies were arrested during his watch were not true, as the offences took place in 2017 although the arrests were made this year.
Separately, Sanusi criticised Mukhriz over his call to have the right advisers in the state government so that good decisions could be made.
“Jitra (Mukhriz) says he made decisions that are good for the state, thanks to advisers. I don’t think he is surrounded by advisers, but by unwise people.”
Sanusi also urged opposition representatives who were asking to be given time to speak at the assembly to stay close to their constituencies, claiming that many were living permanently in Kuala Lumpur.
“Some of these reps are in KL. Once in a while, they come back to their area. Please try to be in your constituency during the pandemic. Having a house in KL is no issue, but please have a house here, too… Don’t go getting second wives.” – FMT