Researcher says sorry for saying MACC bribed Wan Saiful, blames cybertroopers

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  • Wednesday, 22 Feb 2023

PETALING JAYA: A researcher who claimed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) bribed Bersatu information chief Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan with RM10mil has apologised on Facebook.

Mohamad Shafiq Abdul Halim, a freelance researcher who did work for Wan Saiful, said he misspoke in a 44sec TikTok clip about rumours he had heard in court.

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"I apologise to MACC for stirring trouble and shouldn't have spread rumours that the agency offered Datuk Wan Saiful RM10mil to implicate his party's president.

"I didn't intend to accuse MACC chief (commissioner) Tan Sri Azam Baki and believe that Pakatan Harapan cybertroopers maliciously edited the TikTok video to make it appear like I was only accusing MACC and nothing else," he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday (Feb 21).

"Reporters have contacted me and I've explained it was merely social media gossip and will seek Wan Saiful's confirmation on it," he said.

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Azam has slammed rumours that the graft-buster offered Wan Saiful RM10mil to release a statement that he took bribes on the orders of Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, claiming it to be a "wild allegation".

He said legal action would be taken against the individual concerned.

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