I have no part in any MACC probe, says Anwar

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim stresses that he has played no role whatsoever in any investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

“If any investigations by the MACC are regarded as politically motivated, does it mean that no one can be investigated or arrested?

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“If that is so then does it mean all big corruption cases must be (overlooked)?” he told reporters after an event in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday (March 9).

Asked about claims by former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's supporters that the MACC’s move to question him was politically motivated, Anwar said he never interfered with the authorities' handling of any cases.

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He said each case is reviewed on its own merits by the relevant agencies and individual opinions do not come into the picture.

The public should do the same with each case, he added.

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“For now, we do not know any details yet. We only know he (Muhyiddin) has been called in for questioning.

"I want to stress here that anyone who wants this country to be clean and free of corruption must look at each case individually, whether there is political prosecution, or (if it is) based on facts.

"What I have said all this while about Jana Wibawa and flood mitigation was based on documents from the Finance Ministry, not the MACC or Attorney General's Chambers," he added.

At the time of writing, Muhyiddin is being questioned at MACC headquarters in Putrajaya.

He is expected to be charged in court on Friday (March 10), MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki said when contacted.

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