Thursday , January 28 2021

Report: Najib, two former ministers out of six to face corruption charges – Nation



JAYA PETALING: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, two former ministers, a former deputy minister and two others are expected to blame for various bribery offenses, Berita Harian said.

The Malay newspaper said the two others were Najib's assistant and a deputy.

The report reported that Nazim, as well as his former assistant and a former minister, were involved in research into the controversial solar panel project for Sarawak's agricultural schools.

Regarding the work of the solar panel, it was previously mentioned that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Committee (MACC) had already disputed several people, including former Najib's assistant, and former Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

The project provoked controversy when it is said that the contract, which is claimed to be worth RM1.25bil, was entrusted to a Bintulu-based company in the then prime minister's "direct class."

In addition, the report added that the former minister, expected to be charged next week, was involved in selling the land of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

It was reported that former federal Territorial Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor had been summoned 12 times by MACC to investigate controversial land agreements involving DBKL.

Tengku Adnan said earlier that it had nothing to do with approving land agreements between DBKL and private builders as he had handed the land back to Putrajaya.

Federal Secretary of State Khalid Abdul Samad had earlier set up a special working group to review previous dubious land agreements.

Following this, the Task Force ended 14 of the 97 land deals, and decided to proceed to 43 transactions estimated at RM1.642bil as the land was sold above the RM1.433bil valuation.

The report also reported that the former deputy minister, who is expected to be blamed soon, is believed to be involved in the alleged misappropriation of 25 million RM by the Finas.

The report added that the MP, who was former president of a government agency, would soon be charged with alleged pay from various government programs.

Najib is already facing 32 charges of corruption, criminal breach of trust and money laundering.


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