MACC probes leaked SD asking allegiance to Zahid as PM

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has reportedly initiated an investigation into the alleged statutory declarations (SD) signed by Umno candidates ahead of their election candidacy announcement to pledge support for Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki reportedly said his agency has received reports lodged over the matter.

“We have received complaints on the said letter and the allegations.

“MACC will open investigation papers so that matter can be looked into,” he was quoted as saying by The Star.

According to Azam, investigations will be conducted under Section 23 of the MACC Act for abuse of power.

Azam also said certain individuals will be called to have their statements recorded in the course of the investigation.

Yesterday, a SD allegedly signed by Umno’s Lenggong candidate Datuk Seri Shamsul Anuar Nasarah went viral on social media.

The SD promised among others to support Ahmad Zahid as the prime minister after GE15 concluded.

Other “promises” depicted on the SD were to give major Cabinet posts and political appointments to Umno MPs, as well as dropping court charges involving top Umno BN leaders.

BN has since denied its existence, and blamed political rivals for the uproar against the purported document.