[Updated] Aman Palestin demands MACC to unfreeze account or face legal action

BANGI: Aman Palestin Berhad (Aman Palestin) has given three days to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to unfreeze its account or face legal action.

Its lawyer, Mohd Rafique Rashid Ali said, should the graftbusters fail to do so, legal action would be taken.

"Aman Palestin has today sent a letter to the MACC chief commissioner and the MACC anti-money laundering division director giving a notice under Section 44A AMLATFAPUAA 2021 for the freezing order to be cancelled and or changed."

He said Aman Palestin also urged members of parliament, whether from the government or the opposition, to raise this issue in the Dewan Rakyat.

"The issue of donations and aid to Palestine is a universal issue. The government must explain why the enforcement agencies under the government took action to freeze accounts for humanitarian activities."

Mohd Rafique also said that MACC's actions through media statements on Nov 23, including the disclosure of investigation information (which was denied) was a planned conspiracy and malicious propaganda to commit character assassination towards Aman Palestin and its board of directors.

"Aman Palestin and its board of directors are currently being investigated by the MACC. The first time the MACC came to Aman Palestin's registered premises was on Oct 17 and no raids or arrests were made at that time," he said.

He further explained that the search and account freezing only happened a day after the MACC issued its statement on Nov 23.

"Aman Palestin had also been cooperative with the MACC since Oct 17.

"They had also spent almost RM12,000 in making copies of the documents that were being submitted to the MACC.

Mohd Rafique also said that as of today, the graftbusters had summoned five board members, three employees, and the organisation's chief executive officer to their Putrajaya office.

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