Tuesday , January 26 2021

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

PETALING JAYA: Expected Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, two former ministers, former deputy minister and two more, are expected to face charges of various corruption offenses, said Berita Harian.

The Malaysian diary reported that the other two were assistant Najib and a member of parliament.

The report states that Najib, as well as his former assistant and former minister, participated in the study of the controversial solar panel project for schools in rural Sarawak.

In the solar panel project, it was previously reported that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MAK) has already investigated several individuals, including former Assistant Najiba, as well as former Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid education minister.

The project provoked controversy when it was said that a contract, allegedly worth RM1.25bil, was awarded to Bintulu's company on the "straight line" of the then prime minister.

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

It was reported that Former Adjunct Territory Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor was summoned 12 times from the MACC for investigation into suspicious land deals involving DBKL.

Tengku Adnan had previously said that he had nothing to do with granting land deals between DBKL and private developers because he returned the land to Putrajay.

Minister of Federal Territories, Khalid Abdul Samad, has previously set up a special working group to review previous suspicious land agreements.

Subsequently, a special working group stopped 14 out of 97 land transactions, while deciding to continue with 43 transactions worth RM1.642bill while the land was sold above RM1.433bt.

The report also states that the former deputy minister, expected to be charged shortly, was involved in the alleged 25 million pounds of the National Film Federation (Finas).

The report added that the MP, who was former government agency president, would soon charge allegedly receiving bribes from various government projects.

Najib is already faced with 32 accusations, from corruption, criminal trust and money laundering.

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