MACC still looking into claims Perikatan used gambling proceeds during GE15

KUALA LUMPUR: Allegations that Perikatan Nasional had used proceeds from gambling companies for campaigning during the last general election are still being looked into by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), says Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.

"The MACC is currently studying and scrutinising relevant information for it to be developed as a basis for its investigation," said the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Law and Institutional Reforms) in response to a question from Ahmad Fadhli Shaari (PN-Pasir Mas).

Ahmad Fadhli had asked the government about the status of the investigation.

PAS had told Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to provide proof after implying funds from gaming companies were used to partially fund Perikatan's 15th General Election (GE15) campaign.

On Dec 5, PAS secretary-general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said Perikatan would look at taking legal action against Anwar's "wild accusation" if no proof was furnished.

Anwar had hit out at Perikatan for allowing 22 special draws for 4D numbers under its administration.

“On the issue of gambling, certainly this is partly used to finance elections. (I have asked for) checks on that.

“Whether you call yourself a Malay party or an Islamist party, notwithstanding, the (election) funds came from gaming companies,” he added.

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