PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has opened an investigation paper on the alleged misappropriation of RM600bil in funds by the previous government.
MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki (pic), when contacted by Bernama, confirmed the matter but declined to reveal more details on the investigation being carried out by the agency.
"Yes, MACC has opened an investigation paper on the issue (RM600bil funds),” he said briefly on Tuesday (Dec 6).
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The controversy over the usage of emergency funds totalling more than RM600bil when the country was facing the Covid-19 pandemic had been raised by former Melaka chief minister Adly Zahari on Nov 15.
Yesterday (Dec 5), Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he would leave it to the investigation body to look into the issue of the RM600bil allegedly misappropriated by the earlier government.
According to Anwar, the Finance Ministry had acknowledged several breaches involving the funds.
Former premier Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was reported as saying that he was not afraid to be investigated over allegations of misappropriation of government funds amounting to RM600bil when he was heading the government. - Bernama