The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has found no basis to pursue an investigation into the claims that PAS received RM90 million.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Paul Low said the information surrounding the matter was not clear.
“Based on the observations of MACC’s information evaluation committee, the information received was not clear, and there were no elements that can prompt an investigation into PAS,” he added in a parliamentary written reply last week.
Low was responding to a question from Hanipa Maidin (Amanah-Sepang) on whether there was an investigation into the allegations that PAS had received RM90 million, as reported by Sarawak Report.
The whistleblower site last August claimed there was “widespread speculation” that PAS had allegedly received RM90 million from Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
More recently, former PAS vice-president Husam Musa claimed he had evidence that PAS had indeed received such an amount from “questionable sources”.
PAS has vehemently denied the allegations, and even appointed a UK-based lawyer to initiate legal action against Sarawak Report’s Lodon-based editor Claire Rewcastle-Brown.
Meanwhile, Low said MACC also did not question Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim with regard to a scandal concerning Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara).
The minister said there was no need to do so.
The crown prince had alleged that Mara funds had been misappropriated by the agency’s now-suspended chairperson Annuar Musa.
Low said MACC had completed its investigation into the matter and had furnished its findings to the deputy public prosecutor for review.