Bersatu submits an offer to unblock bank accounts

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has filed a request for judicial review to challenge the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) decision to freeze their bank accounts for investigation purposes.

The application was filed by Messrs Chetan Jethwani & Co. here in the High Court yesterday by Datuk Muhammad Suhaimi Yahya and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on behalf of the political party.

They named MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki and 19 others as the first to 20th respondents.

They claimed that the decision to freeze their bank accounts was made in bad faith.

They also alleged that the commission abused its powers by carrying out selective political prosecutions against the Bersatu, Perikatan Nasional (PN) or Muhyiddin leadership.

They also requested a judicial declaration against the MACC that the Commission should not follow the instructions of the ruling party leaders who are in government or follow the instructions of the Prime Minister and/or Deputy Prime Minister by hiring MACC officials, to launch an investigation into Bersatu, which led to the issuance of an alleged unlawful freezing order.

According to the court document, the Bersatu president was also seeking an injunction that would allow him to move about freely and undertake all foreign travel without restrictions.

Muhyiddin will travel to London on April 14-15 as a keynote speaker at the 1st Annual Global Council for Political Renewal (GCPR) Conference.

According to the application, the immigration authorities had recently imposed a travel ban on Muhyiddin “illegally and without good reason” and without formal notification.

It claimed the travel ban was imposed because Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim feared Muhyiddin could appear at an international forum to discuss policy changes affecting developments in Malaysia.

The applicant (Muhyiddin) alleged that attempts had been made to accuse him or Bersatu of corruption and abuse of power. – Bernama

There’s more to come… Bersatu submits an offer to unblock bank accounts

Tom Vazquez

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