Bersatu waiting to see what happens next, says party info chief Razali

PUTRAJAYA: Bersatu information chief Datuk Razali Idris and several other party members have been spotted outside the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters on Thursday (March 9).

He said a number of Perikatan Nasional MPs were expected to wait outside the MACC headquarters.

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While Razali earlier told the press that Muhyiddin may be arrested today, he later changed to say Bersatu is "waiting to see what happened" during a subsequent meet with the media minutes after his first statement.

“Even if the worse happens, the party will go ahead with the general assembly.

“We will see what happens next. Today he (Muhyiddin) has been summoned by the MACC and we need to see what their actions are against him.

“The general assembly will go on but there might be changes to the agenda,” Razali said when met outside the MACC headquarters.

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Indera Mahkota MP Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah has also been spotted outside the building.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is expected to arrive at the building at around 11am.

The graft busters are currently investigating allegations that contractors had allegedly deposited RM300mil into the Bersatu party account in return for projects.

Muhyiddin has denied this, calling it political slander intended to smear his reputation as the eighth prime minister.

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

The MACC has already charged Bersatu information chief Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan and Segambut Bersatu division deputy chief Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad with corruption charges linked to the Jana Wibawa programme.

The Jana Wibawa programme was set up in November 2020 under Muhyiddin’s administration to empower bumiputra contractors struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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

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

Bersatu treasurer Datuk Mohd Salleh Bajuri was also arrested by graft busters to assist investigations into the expenditure of party funds.

Salleh was detained last week and remanded until March 3 after he was instructed to go to the MACC headquarters on March 1 to give a statement on payments by Bersatu to suppliers and vendors.

The MACC had earlier frozen several accounts belonging to Bersatu in January.

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