KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has been slapped with six charges related to power abuse and corruption involving RM427.5 million.
According to local media , NST, the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president was charged in two separate courts.
Muhyiddin pleaded not guilty to all charges, but he was released on bail of RM2mil with two sureties by the Sessions Court here Friday (March 10).
Muhyiddin, 76, arrived at the Kuala Lumpur court complex at 8:30am and he is facing multiple corruption charges under the MACC Act 2009 and Section 4(1)b of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
Dozen of supporters were standing outside the court carrying placards read “malicious intent” and “kerajaan gagal” (failed government).
Muhyiddin, whose real name is Mahiaddin Md Yasin, has become the second former prime minister to be charged in court for corruption in the country’s history.
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