The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) says it did not order a freeze on the bank account set up to help former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak post bail.
On Sunday, (July 8), news portal The Malaysian Insight reported MACC deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki as saying that concerned parties should refer to the bank, and not MACC, for clarification.
“In fact, I should not be commenting on this since they (supporters) did not point the finger at us. But to make things clear, MACC did not freeze the account,” he said.
“Concerned parties should enquire with the bank,” he said, declining to comment further.
On Saturday (July 7), Pekan Wanita Umno chief Datuk Zalmah Abdul Rahman had told the Malay Mail that the Bank Rakyat account set up to help pay for Najib’s RM1 million bail had been frozen.
As of 5pm on Friday (July 6), the fund raised RM223,908 according to a Facebook post by ‘Free Najib’ fundraiser Datuk Mohd Razlan Muhammad Rafii.