Anwar-Zahid aside, what happened to PM’s controversial chat? Umno asks

A UMNO leader urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to first reveal its findings on the controversial conversation allegedly involving Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who promised positions to those who support him.

“We’re still wondering what happened to that investigation, which went viral more than a year ago. The audio clip was said to have been recorded on Feb 23, 2020, before the fall of the Pakatan Harapan Government.

“It’s been more than a year now but the MACC and police have yet to reveal their findings. Don’t remain silent for too long,” said Umno supreme council member Datuk Puad Zarkashi, in a statement.

Last year, an audio clip went viral, which was said to be a recording of Muhyiddin’s conversation with his party members, promising plump positions at Government-linked companies for MPs who support his premiership.

To date, both the police and MACC have yet to make public its findings on the audio clip.

Puad reminded the authorities of the old audio clip following an alleged conversation between Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim being leaked out recently, damaging the reputation of the duo.

However, several quarters have rushed the defend both Anwar and Zahid, curious on why the authorities were investigating it as there was nothing criminal in the conversation.

Touching on the matter, Puad said that MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki himself had promised last year that he would probe the old audio clip on two angles; its authenticity and whether it was criminal in nature.

“And the appointment of Umno members into the Cabinet was controversial as it was not discussed with our party, on top of not following the hierarchy.

“So, we can deduce that the appointments were a political ploy. No wonder we have two Umno ministers acting like spokespersons for Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu),” the former deputy minister remarked. – April 13, 2021.

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