Najib denies being summoned by MACC over controversial solar project

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 8 Nov 2018

PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has denied that he was called up by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the solar panel project for schools in rural Sarawak.

"Today, I was summoned by MACC to help in an investigation as a witness, but it was not in relation to the solar case," he tweeted on Thursday (Nov 8).

Earlier, Najib had arrived at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at 9.40am, after being summoned by the MACC.

It was reported that a MACC source said Najib had been asked to assist in investigations into “several” unspecified cases.

The source said one of the cases was on the solar panel project for schools in rural Sarawak, allegedly worth RM1.25bil, and awarded to a Bintulu-based company.

The project courted controversy when it was said that the contract was given on the “direct order” of the former prime minister.

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