Investigations on alleged embezzlement of RM600 billion by Perikatan Nasional govt have started: Official

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has begun investigating the former government’s suspected theft of RM600 billion in funds.

Azam Baki, the chief commissioner of the MACC, verified the matter when contacted by Bernama, but he would not provide further information on the agency’s ongoing investigation.

“Yes, MACC has opened an investigation paper on the issue (RM600 billion funds),” he said briefly.

On November 15, Adly Zahari, a former chief minister of Melaka, brought up the question surrounding the use of emergency funds totaling more than RM600 billion when the nation was dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak.

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim stated yesterday that he would leave it to the investigation body to probe the RM600 billion that was allegedly mismanaged by the previous administration.

According to Anwar, the Finance Ministry had acknowledged several breaches involving the funds.

Former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin was yesterday reported as saying that he is not afraid to be investigated over allegations of misappropriation of government funds amounting to RM600 billion when heading the administration before this.

Muhyiddin led the Perikatan Nasional government from March 2020 until August 2021.