Media gathers outside Muhyiddin's home ahead of his appearance at MACC


KUALA LUMPUR: Members of the media have begun gathering outside the residence of former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in Bukit Damansara here on Thursday (March 9) morning.

This comes after Muhyiddin, the Perikatan Nasional chairman and Bersatu president, was summoned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to be at its Putrajaya headquarters by 11am.

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As at 9.30am, no Perikatan or Bersatu leaders were seen entering Muhyiddin’s residence.

There were also no supporters gathering here.

On Wednesday (March 8), a news portal claimed that Muhyiddin was arrested while playing golf, which he later denied.

Speculation on Muhyiddin’s arrest began swirling earlier that day after the MACC reportedly raided the house of a top Bersatu leader’s son over alleged corruption involving party funds.

An MACC source who disclosed this added that the leader himself would be arrested soon and charged in court for corruption involving party funds.

It is not known whether or not the source was referring to Muhyiddin.

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

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

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Several Bersatu leaders have already been picked up by the commission.

On March 2, Bersatu treasurer Datuk Seri Mohd Salleh Bajuri was remanded but released the following day.

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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