MACC: No proof Azmin was involved in shady money deals

MACC: No proof Azmin was involved in shady money deals

PUCHONG: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) cleared Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali from allegations of receiving money from a construction company.

MACC deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki said there was no proof on claims that Azmin had received US$741,440 (RM3.1 million) from UEM Group Berhad into an account allegedly bearing the minister’s name.

“UEM and Maybank themselves have issued statements on the non-existent accounts,” he said.

Earlier this month, Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam lodged a report with the MACC over the purported transaction into Azmin’s bank account.

The allegation came about in the sex video implicating Azmin having sex with Santubong PKR youth chief Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz.

UEM had denied having a bank account with Maybank as alleged in the video. Maybank had also come forward stating that the bank document published was forged.

On allegation that there was Deutsche Bank account under Azmin’s name opened in Sept 2012, Azam said MACC’s investigation found there was no such account.