PAS sec-gen at MACC headquarters to give statement

PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan was called up to the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya today to assist the commission’s investigation on an allegation that the party had received RM90 million suspected to be money from the 1MDB state investment fund.

He arrived there at about 9.20am and left about 1.50pm.

Met by reporters after giving his statement, Takiyuddin said it pertained to an allegation that he was among 10 PAS leaders to have received the money.

“I was also asked on a claim by (Sarawak Report editor Clare) Rewcastle-Brown that I have a luxury motorcycle and a few cars purportedly bought with the money. I have explained everything,” he added.

When asked whether any more PAS leaders would be called, Takiyuddin said PAS would extend its cooperation in the investigation and its leaders who were named in the allegation would present themselves, if required by MACC.

Prior to this, several people had been called up by MACC in connection with the case, including Bachok MP Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz, former PAS deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa and Amanah vice-president Husam Musa.

The issue of PAS receiving money from Umno resurfaced when PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang decided on Feb 1 to finalise the out-of-court settlement by withdrawing his suit against Rewcastle-Brown, concerning the article which contained the allegation.

On PKR president Anwar Ibrahim’s claim that he has documents on bank transactions of RM1.4 million paid by PAS to Rewcastle-Brown, Takiyuddin said PAS had documents to prove otherwise.

- Bernama

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