LGE to Gerakan: 1MDB trail doesn't lead to Muhyiddin or Mukhriz

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  • Thursday, 27 Jun 2019

PUTRAJAYA: Gerakan's demand that former Umno leaders Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir return 1Malaysia Development Bhd money "does not make sense", says Lim Guan Eng.

The Finance Minister said the 1MDB money trail, under investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), did not lead to his now-Pakatan Harapan colleagues' personal accounts.

"I do not understand why Gerakan wants us to ask for the money from Mukhriz and Muhyiddin.

"Did the money go into their own personal bank accounts? So why do we need to demand from them?

"This does not make sense," said Lim to reporters.

LIm's comment was in response a statement by Gerakan president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau that Lim should demand that Muhyiddin, Mukhriz and Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal return 1MDB monies given to Umno in the past.

In a civil forfeiture suit filed by MACC, it was revealed that some RM221mil had been transferred from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's personal bank account to several accounts linked to Umno state liaison committee and divisions.

Muhyiddin and Mukhriz were former chiefs of the Johor and Kedah Umno liaison committee respectively, while Mohd Shafie was former Umno vice-president.

Lim said Gerakan, who were part of Barisan Nasional until they left post-14th General Election, should instead question the coalition's former chairman Najib.

"The money that ended up in Najib's personal account, they (Gerakan) didn't ask for it. Yet they ask for money that never ended up in other people's personal account.

"Does it make sense or not? I am sorry but I cannot entertain such questions," said Lim.

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