MACC seizes 2 Bersatu accounts frozen in January

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized two bank accounts belonging to Bersatu that it had frozen in January.

MACC in a statement today said the accounts were seized on April 11 after it issued an order under section 50 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 to the bank concerned.

MACC froze the accounts on January 12 and 13 under section 14 of the same act to facilitate investigations into funds suspected to be from illegal proceeds.

The statement was issued in response to a news report titled “Bersatu asks MACC why two accounts still frozen after 90 days” published yesterday.

On Feb 1, a MACC source claimed that the account freeze was over allegations that Bersatu received contributions from some 10 contractors who received various projects when the party was running the government.

According to the source, the number of contributions was suspected to be more than RM300 million in total.

They claimed that the balance in the two Bersatu bank accounts is currently around RM40 million.