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PAS Youth chief questioned by MACC in RM90m probe

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PAS Youth chief Muhammad Khalil Abdul Hadi had his statement recorded at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya today in relation to the RM90 million his party allegedly received from Umno.

The matter was revealed by PAS Youth assistant secretary for diplomatic and external affairs Muhd Khidir Izaidin.

Khidir said in a statement that Khalil was questioned for over an hour by the commission.

"He cooperated well by providing sincere answers to the questions posed," he said.

Khalil, the son of PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang, was alleged to be the owner of a high-powered motorcycle purchased with the funds in question, which he has denied.

According to Khidir, the motorcycle belongs to PAS Youth secretary Afnan Hamimi Taib Azamudden, an independent preacher and petrol station operator.

Afnan had proclaimed himself the owner of the motorcycle on his Facebook page yesterday.

The MACC launched its investigation into the alleged RM90 million fund transfer after Hadi withdrew his defamation suit against Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown. 

A 2016 article alleged that then-premier Najib Abdul Razak channelled RM90 million to top PAS leaders in a bid to secure their support ahead of the 14th general election.

Najib has denied the allegation.

Several PAS leaders have thus far been called for questioning by the MACC, including spiritual leader Hashim Jasin, secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan, central committee member Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz, and former party deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa.

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