MACC denies freezing bank account with funds for Najib's bail


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 08 Jul 2018

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) says it did not order a freeze on the bank account set up to help former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak post bail.

On Sunday, (July 8), news portal The Malaysian Insight reported MACC deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki (pic) as saying that concerned parties should refer to the bank, and not MACC, for clarification.

"In fact, I should not be commenting on this since they (supporters) did not point the finger at us. But to make things clear, MACC did not freeze the account," he said.

"Concerned parties should enquire with the bank," he said, declining to comment further.

Pekan Wanita Umno chief Datuk Zalmah Abdul Rahman had previously told news portal The Malay Mail on Saturday (July 7) that the Bank Rakyat account set up to help pay for Najib's RM1mil bail had been frozen.

According to a Facebook post of "Free Najib" fundraiser Datuk Mohd Razlan Muhammad Rafii, the fund raised RM223,908 as of 5pm on Friday (July 6).

Najib on Wednesday (July 4) claimed trial to three counts of criminal breach of trust and another charge of abuse of power involving RM42mil linked to SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Najib pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The bail was eventually set at RM1mil with two sureties.

The court also agreed for the bail payment to be made in two instalments.

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