Saifuddin to meet IGP over RM600bil spending issue during Muhyiddin’s administration

PUTRAJAYA: Newly appointed Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail will hold talks with the Inspector-General of Police on the alleged RM600bil expenditure during former premier Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's administration.

He said he will also meet with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Wednesday (Dec 7) regarding the matter.

"So far, it is unclear whether it falls under the police jurisdiction or other agencies," he told reporters after clocking in for the first time at the ministry's headquarters on Tuesday (Dec 6).

Saifuddin said Anwar made a clear statement on the matter regarding the amount and those involved.

"However, it is also general in context as he said he would leave it to the investigative bodies to probe the matter," he added.

On Monday (Dec 5), Anwar said he would leave it to the authorities to investigate the amount spent by Muhyiddin's administration during the Covid-19 pandemic.

There have been calls for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate government spending during the pandemic.

Muhyiddin, who is also Perikatan Nasional chairman, had said that he never embezzled or misused funds meant to help the people and that if he did, investigations would have started a long time ago.

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