PAS vice-president welcomes MACC investigation

PETALING JAYA: PAS vice-president Idris Ahmad says his party welcomes the move by the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate an accusation that the party had received RM90mil of 1Malaysia Develop­ment Berhad (1MDB) funds as alleged in the Sarawak Report.

He said the investigation was the best avenue to help clear the air once and for all.

“We are open to an investigation by the authorities. We have nothing to hide.

“We are ready to show our party accounts (to the MACC) anytime. We are willing to be investigated or grilled for hours.

“Even if we were to be questioned for 25 hours straight, we are not going to kick a fuss,” he said when contacted yesterday.

He was responding to MACC’s confirmation that a police report pertaining to the matter was forwarded to them for action.

Idris said in Islam, it is a major sin to slander others.

“As our detractors keep hitting us with all sorts of allegations, we welcome the authorities’ move to investigate if we have flouted existing laws,” he said.

“It is pertinent for truth and justice to prevail.”

Meanwhile, The National Patriot Asso­ciation (Patriot) has called for an investigation into the claim by the Sarawak Report.

Patriot president Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji asked the police and the MACC to start the investigation and urged anyone with information on the matter to lodge reports with the authorities.

“Even if no reports are made, the police and the MACC should launch the investigation on their own,” Mohamed Arshad said in a statement.

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