Bersatu will write to MACC about frozen accounts, says Muhyiddin

Mohd Farhan Darwis

Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin has again denied any impropriety in the allegation that RM92.5 billion vanished from government coffers while he was prime minister. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Najjua Zulkefli, February 2, 2023.

BERSATU will be writing to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to request the agency unfreeze its accounts, party president Muhyiddin Yassin said today.

According to Muhyiddin, the request will be to help ease the party’s day-to-day operations, including its wage bill and office rent.

“Bersatu will write a letter to the MACC today, so that the freeze can be lifted.

“When our accounts were frozen, we have no money to pay wages even for one month.

“The MACC is saying the freeze will be for three months,” he told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, following a retreat at the party’s headquarters today.

He again refuted claims the lynchpin Perikatan Nasional party had received misappropriated funds during his tenure as prime minister.

“We are asking as much as possible, after checks have found there are no impropriety or abuse of power, MACC must expedite its decision to unfreeze the accounts.”

“This is important, so that the administration of Bersatu can go on smoothly, and so that our workers can be paid,” said Muhyiddin.

Yesterday, MACC chief Azam Baki confirmed that Bersatu’s accounts had been frozen under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act.

Bersatu secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin accused the government of using the MACC as a political tool.

Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin previously denied claims his government had misappropriated RM92.5 billion of Covid emergency funding when he was prime minister. – February 2, 2023.

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