MACC hands over investigation papers on Muhyiddin's audio clip to AG (Updated)

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  • Thursday, 23 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has investigated the purported audio clip of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin supposedly plotting to entice Umno leaders to join forces with promises of Cabinet and GLC (government-linked company) appointments.

Its chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki (pic) said the matter has been handed over to the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) for the next course of action.

"We will conduct investigations based on any report or information," he told reporters during the launch of an integrity and anti-corruption course and module at the University of Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) on Thursday (July 23).

When asked if Muhyiddin could be called up to give his statement, Azam said this would depend on the instructions of the AGC.

"We have conducted our investigations. In the investigations of the audio, there are many things we had to check, for example, the authenticity of the voices.

“Secondly, whether this is an offence or otherwise based on what was said in the audio clip," he said.

The audio recording was allegedly taken during a Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia supreme council meeting held before the so-called “Sheraton Move” on Feb 23, where MPs from Barisan Nasional, Bersatu and some from PKR had gathered at the Sheraton Hotel, Petaling Jaya in a show of support of a new coalition to replace Pakatan Harapan.

Following the “Sheraton Move”, Bersatu MPs along with PKR MPs aligned to Datuk Seri Azmin Ali exited Pakatan, triggering the collapse of the Pakatan government and the emergence of the Perikatan Nasional government led by Muhyiddin.

When asked about the probe involving former youth and sports minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and the RM250,000 in missing cash, Azam said investigations were in their final stages.

He said there were not many more witnesses to call up and investigations could be completed in one week.

He said that once completed, the investigation papers would be handed to the AGC for a decision.

As for the probe into the Penang undersea tunnel project, Azam said that there were not many more witnesses to call upon, adding that the investigations were in their final stages.

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