Probe Pakatan and Barisan for lavish GE15 spending, says Bersatu leader


PETALING JAYA: Bersatu has asked the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate what it termed as lavish spending by Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional during the 15th General Election.

Its Puchong division chief Mohd Shukor Mustaffa claimed that both coalitions held ceramah that were considered extravagant during the campaign period.

"They were also seen using many posters and flags. Pakatan chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also used a luxury helicopter to travel during the campaign.

"Anwar said he does not take a salary as Prime Minister and neither does his daughter Nurul Izzah (as special advisor to the Prime Minister),” he was reported as saying by Malay daily Utusan Malaysia.

He alleged that Nurul Izzah is living a comfortable life despite not receiving a salary.

Mohd Shukor was speaking to the media at MACC headquarters at Putrajaya on Tuesday (Feb 7).

He had earlier led about 20 Bersatu members to lodge a report with the MACC, a move he said was approved by the party leadership.

"We hope a comprehensive investigation by the MACC can be carried out on Pakatan and Barisan, especially on Anwar and his family.

"MACC should be independent and neutral. This report requires fair and immediate action," he said.

Mohd Shukor also called out the unity government for not focusing on improving the livelihood of the rakyat, but attacking his party instead.

"Accusations were hurled at Bersatu to create a negative perception, especially at a time when we are close to elections in six states," he said.

Bersatu is being investigated under the Anti-Money Laundering Act and the MACC Act and the party’s funds have been frozen.

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