PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained former Pas deputy president Datuk Dr Nasharudin Mat Isa.
The commission said Nasharuddin was detained at 2pm today after he turned up at the MACC headquarters, here, to complete the final stage of the investigation process.
The commission said the former Bachok and Yan member of parliament was released on MACC bail.
“MACC has received the green light from the Attorney-General’s Chambers to charge the former Pas deputy president at the Shah Alam Sessions Court at 9am tomorrow (Oct 22).
“Nasharuddin will be charged under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act,” said MACC in a statement.
MACC said further details on the case involving the former Pas leader would be revealed after the charge was read out in court tomorrow.
Last February, the former Pas deputy president had spent more than three hours giving his statement to the graft busters over allegations that several Pas leaders had received RM90 million from the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
The former executive chairman and chief executive officer of the Global Movement of Moderates Foundation had told reporters that he had submitted all relevant documents, including financial statements of his bank account and the foundation’s account.
In 2017, it was reported that Nasharudin had allegedly received funds from SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former 1MDB subsidiary.
Nasharudin however, denied the allegation, calling it “baseless” and “irrelevant”.
He had said that the statements against him were “a gross defamation” to both him and Pas.
Several other former and current Pas leaders, including Amanah vice-president Datuk Husam Musa and Pas central committee member Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz, also gave their statements to the MACC regarding allegations that the party had received money from 1MDB.
Nik Abduh was reported to have gone to the MACC office in Kelantan to have his statement recorded.