KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Ahmad Maslan verified the information that he was investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the police for allegedly receiving funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Nevertheless, the former Deputy Minister of Finance said that he had never received the cheque as alleged by both MACC and the police.
“I’ve told them that I’ve never received the cheque in the amount shown on the copy of cheque PDRM and MACC showed me.
“I have also signed the on the documents of PDRM and MACC that I have never received the money as stated,” he said in a press conference at the lobby of the Parliament today.
The Member of Parliament of Pontian was listed by the Chief Commissioner of MACC, Latheefa Koya as one of the individuals who will be receiving the notice of compound from the MACC in their effort to recover RM420 million of misused 1MDB funds.
Latheefa said that the 80 individuals and entities need to return the money within two weeks of the notice.
Failing to comply within the stipulated time, they will be charged under Section 92 (3) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFPUAA) 2001.
According to the list, among the recipients of the compound notices are the brother of former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Nazir Razak; the MP of Pontian, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan and former Chairman of the Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA), Tan Sri Shahrir Samad.
Among the entities listed were the Malaysian Institute of Translation & Books (ITBM), UMNO Divisions, Barisan Nasional, MIC, MCA, Gerakan, Parti Progresif Rakyat and Parti Rakyat Sarawak.
Meanwhile, Ahmad Maslan also said that he would consider legal actions on the allegations. -MalaysiaGazette