MACC confirms Muhyiddin’s arrest; ex-premier to be charged tomorrow (Friday)

THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has confirmed the arrest of Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at 1pm at its headquarters in Putrajaya today.

The arrest of the former premier came about after he turned up for his conversation to be recorded to complete the process of final investigation into the Jana Wibawa project and related issues.

Accordingly, the MACC has also obtained permission from the Attorney-General’s Chambers to prosecute the Bersatu president at the Kuala Lumpur’s Sessions Court tomorrow (March 10).

“Muhyiddin who is also the Pagoh MP will face numerous charges in accordance with Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009 and Section 4(1)b of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001,” added the graft-buster.

Earlier, MACC head honcho Tan Sri Azam Baki had told mainstream daily Berita Harian that Muhyiddin will be charged in court tomorrow (March 10).

The statement also confirmed that Muhyiddin who turned up at the MACC’s HQ for his statement to be taken at 11am today will not be brought to court today.

“He (Muhyiddin) is expected to be charged tomorrow. Not today,” Azam who is the MACC’s chief commissioner told the Malay daily.

Muhyiddin was seen arriving at the MACC’s HQ at 11.18am to give evidence related to the case of misappropriation of government funds for the Jana Wibawa programme or the Program Jana Ekonomi Pemerkasaan Kontraktor Bumiputera Berwibawa.

Meanwhile, Bersatu secretary-general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin reiterated that Muhyiddin had previously declared himself innocent of the Jana Wibawa embezzlement charges.

“Based on previous discussions, he expressed his belief that he is innocent,” he told reporters after Muhyiddin entered the MACC’s HQ. – March 9, 2023

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