Muhyiddin might face four charges of abuse of power and two charges under AMLA
KUALA LUMPUR - Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin may face four charges of abuse of power and two cases of money laundering (AMLA) at the Sessions Court here on Friday.
For the cases of abuse of power, charges will be made according to Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009, while AMLA under Section 4(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA).
Sources have confirmed the matter upon being contacted by reporters. With the charges that may be faced by Muhyiddin, he will be the second former Prime Minister to be accused of charges according to the provisions of the same sections in court after Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Meanwhile, at noon on Thursday, MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki confirmed that Muhyiddin will be charged tomorrow.
Azam said the former Prime Minister was still being interviewed after arriving at the MACC Headquarters here at 11.15 this morning.
On Wednesday, the Pagoh MP denied allegations that he was arrested by MACC while playing golf at a golf course in Selangor as reported by several media portals.
The MACC had previously frozen the accounts of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and several individuals including the party's Information Head Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan and Bersatu Segambut Division Deputy Head Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad.
They were charged in court in connection with the Jana Wibawa Programme for the Empowerment of Competent Bumiputera Contractors (Jana Wibawa).