KUALA LUMPUR: Perikatan Nasional (PN) Chairman, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is considering legal action against those who had insinuated he was involved in corruption and abuse of power when he was the prime minister
Muhyiddin said, his legal team is looking into the allegations and accusations made against him including claims of wrongdoings related to the Jana Wibawa Programme that has been probed by the Malaysian-Anti Corruption Commission.
“We are looking at this. We will not stop at Jana Wibawa Programme but others including the COVID-19 vaccines.
“You have read everything with all sorts of accusations in the mainstream media and TV.
“I have been in the government for 50 years and there was no corruption, allegation against me or abuse of power even when I was the deputy prime minister,” Muhyiddin said as quoted by NST.
“I have been following the rules and stand firm on the supremacy of the law, yet they are not convinced by that,” he told the media after the launch of the Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (TSM) Charity Golf Foundation blood donation drive held at a shopping complex here.
Earlier Muhyiddin confirmed that he had been called by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to have his statement recorded over the Jana Wibawa Programme.
The Pagoh Member of Parliament said, he was not a suspect for any wrongdoing and was called by the agency to facilitate their investigations into the programme that was aimed at helping Bumiputera contractors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Muhyiddin said, the Jana Wibawa programme is a project undertaken by the Finance Ministry and had been suggested to me by the Minister of Finance, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz.
He added the suggestion was agreed upon as most of the Bumiputera contractors had been affected badly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“If we do not help the Bumiputera contractors, most of them would have gone out of business. I agreed to it and was brought to the cabinet and later approved,” he said.
Muhyiddin also mentioned that the programme was set by the finance minister to consider and evaluate the applicants’ eligibility along with ministries involved in certain projects.
He also said that he was not involved in the process of reviewing or approving as it was under the Ministry of Finance. –Malaysia World News