Crime & Courts

Azam Baki: I never made assumptions, linked Muhyiddin to Spanco case

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today said that there were no statements made implying Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's involvement in any wrongdoing related to the awarding of contracts for the supply and management of government vehicles to Spanco Sdn Bhd (Spanco).

Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki said he only made general statements and never linked Muhyiddin to the case.

He also questioned Muhyiddin's denial on the matter.

"What is he trying to portray here? I only made a statement (on the Spanco issue) when asked (by the media) on whether he would be summoned.

"I did not deny nor reject it (calling Muhyiddin for questioning). It all depends on the MACC investigation officers.

"So, I did not make any assumptions (linking Muhyiddin to the Spanco issue). It is a common matter when we make statements about possibilities that may occur (in MACC investigations)," he told reporters after the launching ceremony of the MACC Mersing branch office, here, today.

Present were Johor MACC director Datuk Azmi Alias and Mersing district officer Jamil Hasni Abdullah.

Muhyiddin, who is also the Perikatan Nasional chairman and Bersatu president, denied the allegations of his involvement in any wrongdoing related to the contract award and maintenance of government vehicles to Spanco.

In a Facebook post yesterday (Feb 24), the former prime minister said as until now, malicious accusations have circulated in the mass media and social media but none were able to detail how he is implicated in the matter and the alleged misconduct.

Azam on Thursday (Feb 22), did not rule out summoning more people, including a former prime minister, if necessary to facilitate investigations into the case.

"As I mentioned before, if there is a need (to summon) I leave it to the investigation officers to summon anyone, including Muhyiddin.

"Last Thursday, I stated that several witnesses had been summoned to give statements, including the finance minister during the time to assist in investigations into the case.

"I also stated that I will leave it to my investigation officer if it is necessary to call up those involved in approving the project in question," he said.

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