KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 – The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim insisted that he did not interfere in the affairs of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) involving the former Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. He said that MACC’s action of summoning the Chairman of the National Alliance (PN) on Thursday for investigation was under the agency’s jurisdiction even though all agencies including the Attorney General’s Office had been instructed to look into all corruption-related cases.
“Look at the case, what is the prosecution, what are the charges, we don’t know what the outcome is yet. So far only he (Muhyiddin) has been called but to say that all the cases we take (action) have political motives, that means we cannot arrest, it means other big corruption cases- big all last. “That’s why I said we have to see if there is a case or not. This is MACC’s business so far I don’t know what the end result will be,” he told reporters after officiating the 2023 Kuala Lumpur Park Festival at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa here on Thursday.
Anwar also insisted that all cases should be looked at one by one to see if there is a political prosecution as claimed by a few parties or based on facts to ensure that the country is clean from corruption. In addition, Anwar, who is also the Minister of Finance, explained that the prosecution of the MACC case involving the Economic Generation Program for Empowering Bumiputera Contractors (Jana Wibawa) and the flood mitigation project was based on Ministry of Finance documents.
He said this to comment on the allegations of some parties who described MACC’s action of calling Muhyiddin as politically motivated. Earlier, Muhyiddin who is also Bersatu President arrived at MACC Headquarters, Putrajaya at 11.15 this morning. MACC last month froze the accounts of Bersatu and several individuals were charged in court in connection with the Jana Wibawa project.