Muhyiddin released on MACC bail to appear in court tomorrow

Putrajaya: Former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, arrested today, has been released on bail by the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) but is expected to be present in Kuala Lumpur court tomorrow to face charges.

The matter was confirmed by MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki when contacted by Bernama.

“Muhyiddin has been released on bail and will appear in court tomorrow,” he said when contacted.

Muhyiddin, who was arrested at 1pm this afternoon, was released at 8:20pm this evening after appearing for a taped interview to discuss the final investigative process into the Jana Wibawa project and related matters at the MACC -Headquarters complete here.

According to MACC, it has received permission from the Attorney General Chambers to prosecute the Pagoh MP.

MACC also said Muhyiddin faces charges under the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Act 2009 and Section 4(1)b of the Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Proceeds of Illegal Activities Act 2001.

The MACC had previously frozen the accounts of Bersatu and several people, including party information head Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan and Segambut-Bersatu Division deputy head Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad, who were charged in connection with the program to strengthen competent Bumiputera contractors charged in court (Jana Wibawa) project. -Bernama Muhyiddin released on MACC bail to appear in court tomorrow

Tom Vazquez

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