April 1, 2023

The veteran politician questioned over funds allegedly channeled from constructing contractors to his occasion in alternate for tasks.

Muhyiddin Yassin, who was Malaysia’s prime minister because the nation locked down over COVID-19, is anticipated to be charged on Friday with corruption over the alleged diversion of funds to his occasion.

Muhyiddin went voluntarily for questioning on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Fee (MACC) on Thursday morning in relation to allegations that constructing contractors deposited cash into the accounts of his Bersatu occasion in alternate for contracts in the course of the pandemic.

MACC chief Azam Baki instructed state information company Bernama that the previous prime minister would seem in courtroom on Friday.

Muhyiddin, who was pictured praying and surrounded by supporters earlier than heading into the MACC workplace, has denied the allegations and mentioned he’s the goal of a political vendetta.

Quite a few different Bersatu politicians have been questioned over the allegations and two have been charged.

Muhyiddin grew to become prime minister in October 2020 after per week of political paralysis attributable to an inside energy battle inside the reformist coalition that got here to energy after historic elections in 2018 and he had as soon as been a part of.

He misplaced the job in 2021 to extra political maneuveringand his coalition then misplaced a hard-fought election to Anwar in November.

Anwar has promised to crack down on corruption, ordering a assessment of presidency reduction applications in the course of the pandemic.

Najib Razak, who was as soon as Muhyiddin’s boss and Anwar’s colleague, grew to become the primary Malaysian prime minister to be despatched to jail when he was discovered responsible of corruption in a case associated to the multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB. He faces plenty of different trials over 1MDB.

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