MACC: Armada leader's arrest connected to missing cash probe, not political


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The arrest of a Bersatu Youth wing (Armada) leader by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is in connection with their investigation into the RM250,000 cash that went missing from Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman's house.

A source at the MACC said the agency is continuing with its probe into the case.

"This has nothing to do with politics. The remand is not politically motivated as accused by some.

"This is because we are investigating the case of the missing RM250,000 cash.

"To insinuate the arrest was for political reasons is utterly wrong and questions the MACC's integrity," said a top-level official.

The source was referring to the case where RM250,000 in cash belonging to Bersatu Youth chief Syed Saddiq that went missing from a safe in his house.

The former minister was earlier reported to have lodged a police report on the incident on March 29.

The same source said that MACC's responsibility as a graft buster does not recognise politics.

"We are a professional agency. We don't get involved in politics," said the source.

The Bersatu youth member was arrested when he was called to the MACC headquarters on Tuesday night.

MACC deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Ahmad Khusairi Yahaya confirmed the arrest of a Bersatu youth wing treasurer.

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