Muhyiddin: MACC has confirmed I’m not a suspect in the Jana Wibawa programme probe


KUALA LUMPUR: Former premier Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin says he is not a suspect in the Jana Wibawa programme probe and has no knowledge about the companies involved.

The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president also alleged "political slander", adding that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigating officer who questioned him on Feb 16 did not ask any questions on the alleged billions he was said to have accumulated during his tenure as the eighth prime minister.

"I explained to the MACC that I have all the papers to prove what went on. I don't even know the names of the companies that were chosen for Jana Wibawa.

"The MACC investigating officer then read out the names of the companies but I did not recognise them. The Prime Minister’s Office mainly had submitted the list of the companies given by the Bumiputra Wholesalers’ Association to the Finance Ministry.

“I then asked if I was a suspect and would be charged.

"The MACC officer informed me that I was not a suspect but was called in merely to give explanations in the process of investigations.

"If they want to prod further, I hear that they will soon call up former Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz. That is up to them to get the explanation from him.

"There were no questions by the MACC investigating officer over the so-called RM600bil and RM450bil which was claimed that I had swindled. It was only focused on Jana Wibawa.

"It is not fair that the government of the day put the focus on me when it was the Finance Minister then which made the decisions," said the Pagoh MP.

He was speaking to the media after launching a blood-donation campaign as the chairman of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Charity Golf Foundation at the Mid Valley Megamall here in conjunction with its 20th anniversary.

The blood donation campaign, which has been held for a decade annually, was in cooperation with the National Blood Bank and Mid Valley Megamall.

The campaign will be held on Feb 18 and Sunday (Feb 19).

Also present at the event were National Blood Bank consultant pathology head Dr Tun Maizura Mohd Fathullah and TSM Charity Golf Foundation president Datuk Mustapha Buang.

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