KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 – Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin finished paying the RM 2 million bail at the Criminal Registration counter of the Sessions Court here at 11.30am, Friday. The president of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) paid off the payment through two guarantors, namely his two sons. Before leaving the court complex, the Pagoh Member of Parliament held a press conference attended by dozens of media.
Judge Azura Alwi set the amount after allowing the prosecution’s application against Muhyiddin who is facing six charges of corruption amounting to RM232.5 million and money laundering amounting to RM195 million. Muhyiddin became the third Bersatu leader charged in this court on criminal charges, after his former Information Chief, Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan and Bersatu Segambut Deputy Division Chief, Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad.
On 21 February last, Wan Saiful was charged in this court, on charges of soliciting and accepting bribes amounting to RM6.9 million involving the Jana Wibawa project worth RM232 million last year. However, he pleaded not guilty. On the same day, Adam Radlan was accused of two charges including receiving a bribe of RM500,000 involving the Jana Wibawa project.
On Friday morning, Muhyiddin was charged as an official of a public body, namely the Prime Minister of Malaysia and President of Bersatu, to have used his position to bribe money amounting to RM232.5 million from an individual, Azman Yusoff, 51, and three companies, Bukhary Equity Sdn Bhd, Nepturis Sdn. Bhd and Mamfor Sdn Bhd, for the party’s allies, between 1 March 2020 and 20 August 2021.
For the other two charges, Muhyiddin, as the party’s President, is alleged to have received proceeds from illegal activities, namely money amounting to RM195 million from Bukhary Equity, which was deposited into Bersatu’s CIMB Bank account on 25 February 2021 and 8 July 2022.