C4: Push for probe into claims against Bersatu

NEWLY appointed Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin should push for a probe into the alleged misappropriation of COVID-19 relief aid by her party Bersatu, said the Center to Against Corruption and Cronyism (C4).

The PAC was intended to be neutral and impartial, according to the anti-corruption NGO.

“The committee should not only scrutinise alleged wrongdoing by the current government, but that of the past governments as well. They must investigate wrongdoing without fear or favour or party affiliation,” Free Malaysia Today reported C4 CEO Pushpan Murugiah as saying in an exclusive interview.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) froze Bersatu’s accounts on Feb 1 as part of an investigation into the alleged misappropriation of billions of ringgit meant for COVID-19 stimulus packages during Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s tenure as prime minister.
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Muhyiddin, who is also the Bersatu president, denied the allegation and claimed trial to related charges in March.

According to Pushpan, Mas Ermieyati should continue with PAC investigations initiated by her predecessors.

For example, the PAC should continue to investigate the concerns surrounding vaccine procurement and ownership of the MySejahtera application and data.

Mas Ermieyati and her deputy Wong Shu Qi said yesterday (April 5) that they will be travelling to the Boustead Heavy Industries Corp (BHIC) dockyard in Lumut to investigate the littoral combat ship issue.

BHIC is the major shareholder of Boustead Naval Shipyard which was contracted to build the six vessels. — April 6, 2023


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