MACC chief slams Muhyiddin for ‘I am not a suspect’ statement

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Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki has hit out at Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for comments he made on the ongoing investigation into the Jana Wibawa programme.

“The investigations are ongoing, and it is inappropriate for any individual called to have their statement recorded to state their own conclusions, whether they were called as witnesses or suspects in the case,” he said in a statement.

“They should wait until the investigation is fully completed, before making any statements or comments,” he said.

According to Section 30(1)(a) of the MACC Act 2009, a commission’s officer is allowed to order any person to appear before him for the purpose of being questioned in relation to anything that may, in his opinion, assist in the investigation of an offence, he said.

Azam was referring to a statement yesterday from Muhyiddin where he claimed the MACC officer who took his statement had confirmed that the former prime minister was not a suspect in the case.

He had also pointed the finger at former finance minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz as having proposed the Jana Wibawa programme to him while he was still prime minister.

Azam confirmed that Tengku Zafrul would be called in to have his statement taken as well.

“MACC will be summoning Tengku Zafrul to have his statement taken very soon, in relation to the Jana Wibawa project investigations,” he said. – NST