Nik Abduh questioned by MACC for two hours, says it's a case of 'mistaken identity'

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  • Friday, 8 Feb 2019

Nik Abduh talking to reporters at the state MACC headquarters on Friday. -Bernamapic

Nik Abduh talking to reporters at the state MACC headquarters on Friday. -Bernamapic

PETALING JAYA: Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz was questioned for close to two hours at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) state headquarters in Kota Baru, Kelantan, over claims that PAS had received RM90mil from Umno, which is suspected to be 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) money.

The PAS central committee member arrived at the state MACC office on Jalan Lundang at 10.20am on Friday (Feb 8), and emerged around 12.30pm after giving his statement to investigators, Bernama reported.

The Bachok MP claimed that he was a victim of “mistaken identity” and denied knowledge of the RM90mil.

“I think those who lodged a report against me had the wrong person. I have no knowledge of the RM90mil funds,” he reportedly said.

Previously, Nik Abduh had been implicated in an audio recording in which he allegedly admitted that PAS had received money from Umno.

MACC recently confirmed that it had initiated the investigation into the RM90mil allegation after police reports were 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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