Azmin Ali Mindef land swap deal Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operation) of MACC Datuk Seri Azam Baki said that the arrest of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was not related to his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operation) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Datuk Seri Azam Baki. PIX: MalaysiaGazette

By Adib Ramli

KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) issued a statement stating that the Minister of Economic Affairs, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is not involved with the allegation of hiding RM300 million overseas.

Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operation) of MACC Datuk Seri Azam Baki said, based on the joint-investigation with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), they found that the allegation is untrue.

“The MACC also investigated the accusations towards Mohamed Azmin Ali entitled ‘Here is the proof Azmin Ali is toyol of Selangor’, a report they received August last year.

“A joint investigation was conducted along with Bank Negara Malaysia and other financial institutions. We found that the accusations were not true,” he said in a statement today.

Blogger, ‘Toyol of Selangor’ wrote in his blog last 18 June and alleged that Azmin, along with his wife, Datin Seri Shamsidar Taharin have numerous foreign bank accounts.

Once again, Azam said that the recent report lodged by the UMNO Supreme Council Member Datuk Lokman Adam on the suspicious transactions by a developer to Azmin’s personal account is unfounded.

“The MACC has investigated and found that there were no transactions as alleged and there is also no such accounts” he added.

Last Wednesday, Azam said that the accusations on an engineering company which had allegedly transferred USD741,440 (approximately RM3.1 million) to the bank account of a minister could not be traced. -MalaysiaGazette

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