PAS president Hadi ready for MACC probe

Pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang  (picture) said today he is prepared to be investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the allegation that RM90 million suspected to be money from 1MDB was deposited into the accounts of several party leaders.

He also said that it was left to the MACC to investigate PAS or any individual and the party was prepared to offer cooperation to facilitate the probe to clear the name of the party of any corruption.

However, he said, the investigation should be conducted fairly.

Abdul Hadi, who is Marang MP, urged the MACC to also investigate the sources of funds of other political parties, especially during the last general election.

“We can reveal our sources (of funds), but the other parties should also reveal theirs. Some parties are afraid to do so, but we are not.

“Do not be surprised where PAS gets its money. It is from our own pockets. Our own people work hard to contribute funds (to the party),” he told reporters after delivering a religious talk at Masjid Rusila here.

Abdul Hadi was asked to comment on a report that the MACC had opened an investigation into the allegation that PAS leaders were paid RM90 million to secure their support for UMNO and Barisan Nasional.

An article carried by the Sarawak Report news portal in 2016 had claimed that UMNO allegedly paid RM90 million to PAS leaders to secure their support and that the money could have been from 1MDB funds.

BERNAMA