PETALING JAYA: Umno's Isham Jalil (pic) is supporting the call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the alleged RM600bil expenditure during Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's tenure as prime minister.
The Umno information chief said if Perikatan Nasional wanted to prove that they are a truly clean and corruption-free coalition, they should agree that the RCI probe was needed.
"The typical Federal budget is RM300bil (a year) so this alleged spending is equivalent to two years worth of Federal spending.
"We didn't get a chance to question this at the time because Parliament did not sit and the nation was under an emergency order due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
"So now we want answers on how the funds were spent," he said in a video posted on his Facebook page on Saturday (Dec 3) night.
Isham also questioned how Perikatan funded the campaign for GE15, which he described as "lavish".
Isham joins several others, including Amanah's mobilisation director Mohd Sany Hamzan and Youth vice-chief Ammar Atan on Nov 30 as well as the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) on Nov 26, in calling for an RCI into government spending during the Covid-19 pandemic.