Takiyuddin says MACC quizzed him over luxury cars, bikes

Kalidevi Mogan Kumarappa

PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan said he was questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission over his luxury cars and motorcycles. 

He said he was questioned by the graft-busting agency over accusations made in Sarawak Report. 

“I was questioned about allegations that I owned luxury cars and motorcycles, they did not ask me to hand over any documents,” he said after giving his statement in Putrajaya this morning. 

He said he will not be called in again by MACC as they had approved his statement. 

The Kota Baru MP was grilled for slightly more than four hours at MACC headquarters in Putrajaya after arriving at 9.20am and leaving at 2pm.

The latest development comes just days after MACC said it found no traces of the RM90 million allegedly funnelled from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) into the Islamist party’s official accounts.

The anti-graft agency previously recorded statements from PAS central committee member Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz, former leader Nasharudin Mat Isa and Amanah vice-president Husam Musa.

Former Bersih chairman Ambiga Sreenevasan also assisted with the investigations.

MACC is investigating allegations that several leaders of the opposition party received RM90 million suspected to be money from 1MDB just before the last general election.

On Monday, MACC chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull said investigations which began earlier this month found no evidence of any transaction that could be attributed to the allegation.

He, however, declined to elaborate on how many more witnesses would be called and whether MACC was ready to wrap up the case.

The Malaysian Insight reported last week that MACC had extended he scope of its probe to include PAS donors and supporters.

Sources said MACC’s initial investigations showed no direct money trail from the bank accounts of Umno to PAS, nor any transaction between the two parties’ members.

The MACC investigation was launched after PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang withdrew a suit filed against Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown over her article on the RM90 million.  

The two parties reached a settlement out of court, the terms of which were undisclosed.

Rewcastle-Brown, however, said it was agreed that the “offending article” would not be removed. In the article, she alleged that RM90 million was deposited into the accounts of the top PAS leaders to ensure their support for Umno and Barisan Nasional.

Yesterday, PKR president Anwar Ibrahim offered “proof” in the form of bank statements that PAS paid RM1.42 million to Rewcastle-Brown as a settlement in the defamation suit. – February 28, 2019.

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  • Pity those not so educated blind followers of pas pis pus Taliban lebai. They ride on kapchai but their very 'holy' leaders owned infidel made luxury vehicles.

    Posted 5 years ago by Chee yee ng · Reply