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MACC found no evidence of corruption, says Muhyiddin


Kuala Lumpur, March 9 — Muhyiddin Yassin today said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) failed to find any evidence that he had received bribes, even as the agency said the former prime minister would be brought to court to face charges tomorrow.

Emerging after nearly eight hours of questioning at the MACC headquarters, the Perikatan Nasional chairman expressed regret that financial assistance for Covid-19 was now being exploited for political capital and to bring charges against opponents, reported MalaysiaNow.

“MACC should know that there is no abuse of power or corruption.”


“It is unfortunate if political funds in Bersatu’s accounts are considered bribes,” he said.

He also said he believed he would still be slapped with charges despite giving his statement to investigating officers.

Muhyiddin said MACC today raised issues linked to the JanaWibawa programme, as well as an appeal for tax exemptions by tycoon Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary.

“I reaffirm that I have not done anything wrong under the law. I was not the one with the authority to approve government projects. That power is with the finance ministry.”

“I merely implemented the Cabinet decision which required the Prime Minister’s Office to forward project applications for consideration by the finance ministry in accordance with the requirements and regulations,” he added.