Another report lodged over Daim's wealth

  • Nation
  • Friday, 25 Apr 2014

MALACCA: PKR Youth has lodged another report with the anti-corruption authorities over the wealth amassed by former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin.

Movement chief Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin filed the report at the state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office in Crystal Bay, Alai here, yesterday.

Among the documents he submitted included the latest review by a business publication on all banking activities by Daim – which included stakes in bank operations in countries such as Indonesia, Albania, Hungary, Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique and Sierra Leone.

At the Kajang by-election, PKR’s Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had claimed that Daim was involved in transactions worth billions of ringgit in African and eastern European banks through proxies.

Asked what was the difference between the report lodged by him compared to previous reports made earlier, Shamsul said that his report contained documents that further strengthened the allegation.

“We are taking this case very seriously and will utilise all avenues possible to ensure MACC come up with a clear position on this case,” said the Bukit Katil MP.

Recently, a Malay daily reported that Daim confirmed owning a bank in Tanzania, but denied any abuse of power.

Daim was quoted as saying that Anwar was aware that he owned a bank in Tanzania when the former took over the Finance Minister post in the 1990s.

He questioned why Anwar, then the Deputy Prime Minister, did not take action against him when Anwar headed the Cabinet committee on graft.

Daim told the Malay daily on Wednesday that he had been investigated on the matter twice in 1999, and they found nothing.

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