A businessperson has submitted a document to the MACC, which allegedly proves a link between Perikatan Nasional and gambling companies.
This is after the government said the MACC had not yet opened an investigation into the allegations due to a lack of evidence.
The businessperson, Rashdan Yusof, met with the MACC at its headquarters this morning and was reportedly questioned for around three hours.
“The information I have is supported by a certain document. I will leave it to MACC to further investigate the matter,” he told reporters, according to Free Malaysia Today.
The 52-year-old denied being affiliated with any political party or NGO.
Last December, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim implied that PN’s election funds “partly came from gaming companies involved in special draws”.
However, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reform) Azalina Othman Said told Parliament last week that the MACC had not yet opened an investigation paper on the allegations due to it being “too general” with no one able to confirm it thus far.
This prompted outrage from PN, who accused Anwar of lying, with coalition leader Muhyiddin Yassin mulling a lawsuit.
The prime minister, however, was adamant that his remarks were evidence-based. – Malaysiakini