MACC clears Azmin of shady money transfer allegations (updated)

KUALA LUMPUR: The alleged transfer of US$741,440 (RM3.1mil) from UEM Group Bhd into the bank account bearing the name Datuk Seri Azmin Ali does not exist, says the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Its deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki said an investigation was launched after Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam lodged a police report on the matter earlier this month.

The investigation however revealed that the transaction between the accounts does not exist, and neither do the accounts.

“UEM and Maybank themselves have issued statements on the non-existent accounts,” he told the press at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex here on Wednesday (June 26).

Azam said the MACC would call more individuals for their statements on the case but declined to name them.

On June 11, Lokman lodged a complaint with the MACC over the purported transaction involving Azmin’s bank account.

UEM has denied owning a bank account with Maybank as indicated in the bank documents that went viral.

Maybank has also stated that the bank document was forged.

Azam also said MACC investigations also found there was no so-called Deutsche Bank account in Azmin’s name that was allegedly opened in September 2012.

The allegations were part of the sex video implicating Azmin that went viral earlier this month.

Former deputy minister’s aide Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz confessed to being one of the men in the video, and claimed that the other man is Azmin.

Azmin has denied any involvement in the sex video and called it a nefarious plot to destroy his political career.

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