Senior Perikatan leader likely to be arrested and charged, says source


PETALING JAYA: A senior leader in Perikatan Nasional is likely to be arrested and charged by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) anytime soon, says a source.

The source also said that the leader who is an MP, will likely to be charged over alleged corruption charges concerning party funds.

"MACC officers raided his son's house on Monday (March 6) night. We are now readying ourselves as we have received information that they will arrest the leader soon to be charged.

"He is likely to be arrested tomorrow (March 9) night over the recent allegations concerning party funds," said the source.

The said leader and MACC have yet to respond to queries on the matter.

MACC is currently investigating allegations that chosen contractors allegedly deposited RM300 mil into the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia party account as funds before the last general election.

Perikatan Nasional chairman and Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had denied this, crying political slander by those intending to smear his reputation as a former prime minister.

On Feb 18, Muhyiddin told the media that MACC confirmed that he was not a suspect in the ongoing investigations when he was called up to give his statement.

Muhyiddin had also named former finance minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz as the one who approved the companies taking part in the Jana Wibawa programme, held during the Covid-19 pandemic to assist bumiputra contractors.

Tengku Zafrul also claimed that he was called up by MACC as a witness.

On March 2, Bersatu treasurer Datuk Seri Mohd Salleh Bajuri was remanded on the request of MACC for two days and released on March 3.

Prior to that, former Bersatu information chief and Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan and Segambut division deputy chief Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad were charged in court.

They were alleged to have collected funds from the award of projects during the tenure of Muhyiddin as the eighth Prime Minister.

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