Faizal Azumu: Bersatu received huge donations from corporate entities, businesses

IPOH: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) received huge contributions from corporate companies and businesses, with transactions recorded in bank accounts, said party deputy president Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.

"We keep the party's fund in accounts; we keep records of (cash) inflow and outflow.

"We don't keep cash, watches worth millions of ringgit at home," said Ahmad Faizal in response to statement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim asking the party to explain how Bersatu managed to raise massive amount of cash in a short period.

Anwar had raised the allegation of misuse of public funds on Dec 6, when he said the Finance Ministry, which he also helms, had found a breach of procedure in the handling of RM600 billion public funds during Muhyiddin's tenure as prime minister, but did not give any breakdown of what the figure involved.

Ahmad Faizal, who is Perikatan Nasional deputy chairman, said there was no need for the party to reveal details to the public as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) would investigate this matter.

"If we still recall, there were boxes of watches and millions of ringgit in cash found at home in Pavilion (referring to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's case) and justified as party's money.

"That's just on one (political party leader), not covering the deputy who had kept money where (we) don't even know.

"(On the contrary), we keep party's money in accounts where were transactions made, but this was linked to immoral activity," he said at a thanksgiving feast for Tambun Perikatan Nasional today.

Bersatu's accounts were frozen to enable the MACC to investigate funds believed to have been obtained from illegal proceeds.

The investigations are being carried out under the MACC Act 2009 and Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

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