Ex-PAS deputy president grilled for six hours over RM90mil payment


Datuk Dr Nasharudin Mat Isa leaving the MACC headquarters on Friday. -Bernamapic

PUTRAJAYA: Former PAS deputy president Datuk Dr Nasharudin Mat Isa was questioned for about six hours by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigators here.

Nasharudin is one of several individuals being probed by MACC in relation to claims that PAS had received RM90mil from Umno, which is suspected to be 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) money.

Nasharudin, who was the executive chairman of the now-defunct Global Movement of Moderates Foundation, arrived at the headquarters here at 8.40am on Friday (Feb 8) in a grey Mercedes-Benz.

The former PAS number two was allowed to leave at 1pm for lunch and to perform Friday prayers, before returning to complete another two hours of questioning.

“Investigators asked me to provide financial statements, from my personal accounts as well as my foundation. They asked me to explain the source of funds or where they were spent. I cooperated and explained everything that was needed.

“I am satisfied with the whole process and I will give my full support towards the MACC on their investigation. I also urge others who claim to have evidence on this case to come forward to the MACC,” said Nasharudin to reporters outside the MACC headquarters.

MACC sources said Nasharudin was allowed to leave at 5.10pm.

MACC recently confirmed that it had initiated the investigation on the RM90mil allegation after police reports had been lodged on the matter.

This came after the decision by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to agree to an out-of-court settlement of a defamation suit filed against whistleblower site Sarawak Report.

The site claimed that PAS had received a sum of RM90mil from Umno, with the money suspected to have originated from the controversial 1MDB.

This allegation had been repeatedly denied by PAS and Umno.


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