Prosecutors close Sekijang MP's RM10mil bribery case

PUTRAJAYA: Prosecutors have decided that “No Further Action” (NFA) be taken on the case of a lawmaker allegedly being offered a bribe to switch sides after investigations found that the said amount of RM10mil was not offered to her, says the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki said investigation papers on claims that a RM10mil bribe was allegedly offered to PKR’s Sekijang MP Natrah Ismail (pic) had been completed recently and were handed to the prosecutors to determine the next course of action.

“The (investigation) file was submitted to deputy public prosecutors and they had perused it. They came to the conclusion there is no criminal act in this case. It is NFA, ” he told The Star on Thursday (March 18).

Azam said that MACC had initiated an investigation after Natrah lodged a report, claiming that she had been enticed to switch allegiance.

“After investigating the matter, we have determined that no RM10mil was offered to her. I want to make this clear because that (the money) is the main issue. There is no such thing as the money being offered to her, ” he said.

On March 4, Natrah claimed that she had been approached and offered to switch parties and support the Perikatan Nasional government.

Natrah had said in a statement that she was approached by two individuals on March 3, including one with a Datuk Seri title.

Statements of four individuals, including Natrah, had been recorded in connection with the case by MACC Johor.

Natrah had said in a statement that she was approached by two people on March 3, including one with a Datuk Seri title.

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