MACC taking legal action over claims Wan Saiful offered RM10mil to rat on Muhyiddin

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 21 Feb 2023

MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki.

SHAH ALAM: Legal action will be taken against an individual who claimed that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) offered RM10mil to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia information chief Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan, says Tan Sri Azam Baki.

In a viral video, the individual claimed that the offer was made so Wan Saiful could change his statement to say he had received instruction from Perikatan Nasional chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to accept a bribe.

Azam, the MACC chief commissioner, said that was a wild and irresponsible accusation.

"MACC will make a report and an investigation will be carried out.

"This is an irresponsible act and MACC will take legal action against him," he told Sinar Harian on Tuesday (Feb 21).

Azam added that the allegation was defamatory and the individual lied to destroy the public's trust in the MACC.

The Tasek Gelugor MP claimed trial to two charges of corruption involving some RM6.9mil, said to be linked to the Jana Wibawa programme on Tuesday.

The Jana Ekonomi Pemerkasaan Kontraktor Bumiputra Berwibawa or Economic Recovery of Authorised Bumiputra Contractors (Jana Wibawa) was set up in Nov 2020 to empower bumiputra contractors struggling during the pandemic.

Under the scheme, bumiputra contractors rated with three to five stars were given contracts through direct negotiation.

The contractors were to have been approved by the Finance Ministry.

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