28 February 2019
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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has reportedly seized assets including luxury cars belonging to PAS leaders in their probe into allegations about a RM90mil fund transfer. PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan was at the MACC HQ this morning. https://t.co/4OLTRn8D50
PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized assets including luxury cars belonging to PAS leaders in their probe into allegations about a RM90mil fund transfer into party accounts.
Sources said the investigators had brought in the assets over the past few days.
Aside from cars, bank accounts of certain individuals were also frozen as part of the investigation, said a source.
“Yes, more leaders will be called,” said a source on Thursday (Feb 28).
With this already ascertained, sources said investigators were now focusing on the individual accounts of certain PAS leaders.
On Feb 13, The Star reported that the probe had now shifted to the personal accounts of its leaders.
MACC seizes cars, freezes bank accounts in ‘RM90m for PAS’ probe https://t.co/eRPnBla5LB 🤧😵OH NO!! PAS can’t live without their Mercedes Benz, Vellifire, BMWs & Audi! Why do that to them? Hahaha😂PAS need their luxury cars for their sembahyang!
MACC has seized several vehicles and froze the bank accounts of certain PAS leaders, according to sources.
The sources claimed that a shophouse and an undisclosed amount of cash were also confiscated.
However, PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan denied this.
He told Berita Harian that the seizures were not related to MACC’s investigation into the RM90 million PAS had allegedly received from Umno.
“I just contacted the highest-ranking MACC officer. What was reported by several news portals regarding the seizures is not true,” he said.
He also threatened legal action if the media did not review their reports.
In a text message to Malaysiakini later, he reiterated the denial and claimed that the seizures did not involve PAS or its leaders.
Sources said among the vehicles seized were a Toyota Vellfire, Range Rover and Mini Cooper.
They added that the shophouse is worth RM2 million whereas there was RM2.3 million in the bank accounts.
Bernama also quoted sources as confirming that assets had been seized from PAS leaders.
PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized luxury vehicles, properties and cash from PAS leaders in connection with its investigations into claims of the Islamist party accepting RM90 million from the 1MDB fund.
MACC’s top officials were evasive when contacted today and declined to comment on the seizures but sources said at least five vehicles, a landed property and cash worth over RM5 million were seized.
It is learnt that more such seizures of luxury items are expected to be made in the coming days.