Putrajaya, June 19: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will open an investigation against several individuals named in the trial of Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
According to a statement issued last night by the anti-corruption agency, they consisted of the names of witnesses who would have received money in the corruption trial of the former deputy prime minister a few days ago.
The names, according to witnesses for the prosecution, are in the ledger paid for by Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB) as is Ahmad Zahid.
So far, none of the names mentioned have been investigated or prosecuted.
Earlier, Prosecution witness David Tan, former UKSB Administrative Manager, told the Kuala Lumpur High Court that in addition to Bagan Datuk MP, UKSB also made payments worth RM1.3 million to United Chairman Muhyiddin Yassin in 2018 in three separate payments.
At the time, Muhyiddin was the Home Minister in the Pakatan Harapan government.
In addition to Muhyiddin, other names linked are Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, Housing and Local Government Minister Reezal Merican Naina Merican, Defense Minister Hishamuddin Hussein, Warisan President Mohd Shafie Apdal, and former Minister of Foreign Relations, Anifah Aman.
According to Tan, according to the ledger, UKSB paid Khairy RM3.7 million, while according to the MACC forensic report, Reezal Merican received between RM200,000 and RM300,000 from the company.
MACC said the agency had also received several complaints related to the matter.
“MACC has confirmed receiving several complaints against individuals listed in a ledger as presented in court at trial,” he said.
MACC added that the investigation was carried out in accordance with the jurisdiction provided by the Anti-Corruption Commission Act of 2009.
Yesterday, Dato ‘Lokman Adam, President of Laskar Siber Malaysia and YB Sen Dato’ Sri Ali Mohamad, UMNO Tangga Batu Division Chief, filed a police report against former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin following allegations of receiving bribes worth RM1.3 million from Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB) at Sungai Udang Police Station.
Ahmad Zahid is currently facing 33 corruption charges involving S$13.56 million (RM42 million) from UKSB.-TTKM Bulletin-
Full statement from MACC:
MACC INVESTIGATES THE RECIPIENTS OF MONEY MENTIONED BY WITNESS AHMAD ZAHID
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will open an investigation against the nominees who allegedly received money as mentioned by witnesses in the corruption trial of former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi recently.
MACC also confirmed that it has received several complaints against the people involved that are listed in a ledger as presented in court at trial.
The investigation will be carried out in accordance with the jurisdiction provided for in the Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.
MALAYSIA ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION