February 24, 2023
PUTRAJAYA – The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) will decide if former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is to be a witness or suspect in the Jana Wibawa programme probe.
“The AGC will decide if he is to be charged when investigations are completed,” said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki.He said he could not elaborate on the matter now as investigations were still ongoing.
“We have yet to send the investigation paper to the AGC,” he said at MACC headquarters yesterday.
Azam has also refused to accept an apology from a freelance researcher who had earlier claimed that the MACC had offered RM10mil to Bersatu information chief Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan.
“How on earth can I get that kind of money?” he asked, adding that the individual, Mohamad Shafiq Abdul Halim, had been arrested at around 3.30pm on Wednesday after he came to the MACC headquarters.
“Although he has apologised on social media for the baseless allegations, this matter can taint the reputation of the MACC,” said Azam.
In a viral video, the man claimed the offer was made so Wan Saiful could change his statement to say he had received instructions from Muhyiddin, the Perikatan Nasional chairman, to accept a bribe.
Muhyiddin had reportedly claimed that he was not a suspect in the probe and had no knowledge about the companies involved.
The Bersatu president also alleged that it was “political slander”, adding that the MACC investigating officer who questioned him on Feb 16 did not ask any questions on the alleged billions he was said to have accumulated.