Form RCI on RM600bil allegation, urges Amanah


Matter of concern: Amanah national mobility secretary Mohamad Faridul Amini Suhaimi holding the memorandum. — SS KANESAN/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: A Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) should be called to investigate the alleged misappropriation of RM600bil during Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s time as prime minister because the people need to know the truth, says Amanah.

The party’s national mobility chief, Mohd Sany Hamzan, and other party members handed over a memorandum to Istana Negara, urging an RCI be set up.

The memorandum was accepted by Istana Negara corporate communication officer Husni Yusof at about noon yesterday.

Speaking to the media outside the palace, Mohd Sany said no one was above the law.

He said they urged Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to establish the RCI to investigate the RM600bil allegedly spent during Muhyiddin’s tenure.

“This is the public’s money and we need to know how this money was spent,” he said.

He added that all they wanted was the truth and were against libel or lies over the issue.

On a related issue, he said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had also contacted him on the matter.

“So far, we have not lodged a report at the MACC but they called me earlier and asked me to give my statement on this RM600bil case.

“I will go over next week and we will give our full cooperation,” he added.

On Monday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said there were several serious lapses in the alleged RM600bil expenditure when Muhyiddin was helming the Federal Government.

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

The Pagoh MP served as the country’s eighth prime minister from March 2020 to August 2021.

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