New M’sia Saga Begins As Anwar Now Accuses Former PM Muhyiddin of a S$185 Billion Scandal


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Most of us are aware that Malaysia recently elected its 10th Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim, or Datuk Seri Anwar, to his people.

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman, who is also Finance Minister, said the Ministry of Finance has recently flagged “serious procedural breaches” during Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s term as prime minister.

Serious Lapses

This includes several serious lapses in the alleged RM600 billion (S$185.29 billion) expenditure on several projects.

After chairing the first Cabinet meeting at Perdana Putra, he told the press, “From what I have been informed, there have been several serious (procedural breaches) involving a huge amount and a few projects, whereby the mark-ups were too high and handed over to specific parties.

“This has resulted in those parties spending extravagantly.”

He added, “It is interesting that those who have been using ‘kleptocracy’ as criticism are themselves very much compromised. (There are many) big dealings benefiting their sons or children or in-laws.

“I must remind them, if you really want to get to the bottom of it (corruption), you must be prepared to be truly transparent and be investigated,” he continued.

Mr Anwar also said that there was no discussion on the formation of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the issue and that he would leave it to the Cabinet to decide on the next course of action.

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Mr Muhyiddin Denies Allegations

Mr Muhyiddin denied the allegations in a Facebook post.

In summary, Mr Muhyiddin, who is also the chairman of Perikatan Nasional (PN), explained that he has never embezzled or misused funds that were meant to help the people.

He added that if he had, investigations would have begun a long time ago.


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“Such a large sum of funds would definitely not have gone unnoticed by the National Audit Department (JAN) who audits government spending annually, of which the report is then presented by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Parliament,” said Mr Muhyiddin.

“It’s very unlikely that both JAN and PAC somehow overlooked such a large amount. Bank Negara would also definitely have been alerted if my bank account were to suddenly receive such a large sum of money as some have claimed,” he said.

He also urged the government to stop pointing fingers and people and focus on solving people’s problems.

“You are the government so act like a government,” Mr Muhyiddin adds.

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Prior to this, Mr Anwar had asked PN leaders, especially Mr Muhyiddin, to declare their assets as he has, with the aim of fostering transparency and fighting corruption.

However, PN ally Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) president Abdul Hadi Awang said doing so would be “stupid”.

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