- Farah Salim
Corruption probe: Muhyiddin Yassin to be charged tomorrow
9 March 2023
By Farah Salim
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian Prime Minister and Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, is set to be charged in court tomorrow in relation to the Jana Wibawa stimulus initiative and additional spending during the Covid-19 lockdown period when he was prime minister.
This news was confirmed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Tan Sri Azam Baki.
According to local news outlet Berita Harian, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who is also Pagoh MP was summoned to the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya earlier today, where he is expected to be charged tomorrow.
This will make him the third Bersatu leader to face charges over the Jana Wibawa stimulus initiative, which was introduced to help bumiputera contractors during his time as prime minister.
Earlier, Tasek Gelugor MP and former Bersatu information chief, Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan, was charged with soliciting and receiving bribes worth RM6.9 million to help a private firm secure a central spine road government contract worth RM232 million in 2022.
He and Segambut Bersatu deputy chief Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad were the first two people charged with corruption involving Jana Wibawa.
Current Bersatu information chief Datuk Razali Idris, who spoke to reporters outside MACC earlier today, stated that the party expected Muhyiddin to be arrested today and charged in court tomorrow.
Meanwhile, a group of Bersatu leaders and supporters gathered outside the MACC headquarters this morning to show their support for Muhyiddin. They alleged that his arrest and impending charges were a form of selective prosecution aimed at derailing the party and PN's campaign in the upcoming state elections.
MACC is expected to issue a statement on Muhyiddin tomorrow.