(Stock image for illustration purposes) Its president, Prof Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian said, the party has received a letter from the bank that the headquarters account been frozen.

KUCHING: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has frozen the bank account of Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP).

Its president, Prof Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian said, the party has received a letter from the bank that the headquarters account been frozen.

“Yes, we have received a letter from the bank, to inform us that the account has been frozen for a period of three months, to facilitate investigation by the MACC,” he said when contacted.

SUPP, he said, will cooperate with the MACC as well as other authorities in their investigations.

The Batu Kawa assemblyman, however, said he was unaware if this was in relation to the probe into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) as there were no reasons stated in the letter.

“We will cooperate with them, as what we have always been doing (for any investigations),” he added.

It was reported that MACC has frozen about 900 accounts traced to that of 1MDB.

Highly-placed sources told the New Straits Times that Umno’s main account was one of them.

Meanwhile, Umno presidential candidate Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Umno had found its account and that of its Selangor chapter frozen.



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