‘UEM transaction faked’


KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has cleared Datuk Seri Azmin Ali of any wrongdoing but police investigation into the sex video implicating the Economic Affairs Minister is still ongoing.

The investigation includes the latest video, which appeared on YouTube on Tuesday.

MACC deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki said the alleged transfer of US$741,440 (RM3.1mil) from UEM Group Bhd into a bank account bearing Azmin’s name did not exist.

“The probe showed the transaction between the accounts did 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 yesterday.

Azam said their investigations also found no Deutsche Bank account in Azmin’s name, allegedly opened in September 2012.

On June 11, Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam lodged a complaint with the MACC over the purported transaction involving Azmin’s account.

UEM denied owning a bank account with Maybank as indicated in documents that went viral while Maybank stated the bank document was forged.

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 was Azmin.

Separately, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Mazlan Mansor said the investigation on the sex video was still ongoing.

He said the probe, including into the latest video uploaded on YouTube, would be carried out under one investigation paper (IP).

“It happens every day. All will fall under one IP,” he said after attending the Police Coope­rative Berhad Annual General Meet­ing opening.Asked on the status of the digital forensics to determine the authenticity of the video, Mazlan said it was “on the way”.


   

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