PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had confirmed that the former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had been detained at the MACC Headquarters here at 1.00pm after his statement had been recorded.
MACC in a statement said, Muhyiddin who is also the Perikatan Nasional (PN) Chairman had been summoned to record his statement to complete the process of the final investigation on Jana Wibawa project and related issues.
“With regards to the issue, Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) had granted permission to prosecute Muhyiddin in the Kuala Lumpur courts on March 10,” MACC said in a statement.
According to the agency, Muhyiddin who is also the President of Bersatu, a component party of PN coalition will face a number of charges under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009 and Section 4(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA).
Muhyiddin arrived at MACC Headquarters at 11.15am on Thursday and was surrounded by his supporters and PN lawmakers.
Muhyiddin who is also the Pagoh Member of Parliament was arrested for the Jana Wibawa case and other related scandals but was released on conditional bail after spending almost nine hours at the MACC headquarters here Thursday as reported by NST.
The PN Chairman was previously called to the MACC headquarters on February following which he said his presence at the agency was not as a suspect but to provide his statement concerning the award of projects under Jana Wibawa to selected contractors.
Under Muhyiddin’s administration the Jana Wibawa programme was introduced to expedite project execution post COVID-19 pandemic.
To facilitate the implementation the government had resorted to either pre-qualification tenders or direct awards, as quoted by theedgemarkets.com.
Earlier it was reported that the probe involves political donations amounted to more than RM300 million from contractors who procured various public projects when the party led the government.
Meanwhile, later in February, former chief information of Bersatu, Wan Saiful Wan Jan and the party’s Segambut division deputy chief Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad were charged in court for alleged soliciting and accepting bribes up to millions in Ringgit in relation to Jana Wibawa programme. The two party leaders pleaded not guilty. –Malaysia World News