Flying in the face of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's denial that the RM40 million donation to Sabah Umno was not smuggled money, the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) , DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang pointed out ,as yet to verify this.
Lim (left) said thus far, the MACC has not addressed the question of whether the money was laundered or not.
He added the only explanation in parliament was that Sabah Chief
Minister Musa Aman had been cleared of corruption as the RM40 million
was a contribution to Sabah Umno and not to the former
has been explained in parliament as to whether the RM40 million cash in
Singapore currency which Sabah timber trader Michael Chia had in his
luggage before boarding a flight to Kuala Lumpur at the Hong Kong
International airport on August 14, 2008 and was arrested for currency
trafficking and laundering was 'smuggled or laundered money'," he said
in a statement today.
Lim questioned how either the premier or
de facto law minister Nazri Abdul Aziz, who is in charge of responding
to this matter, could possible know if the money was or was not
are two separate questions here: firstly, whether the RM40 million cash
was a transaction in an offence of corruption, whether involving Musa
or Umno Sabah.
"And secondly, whether the RM40 million cash was
dirty money derived from corruption or illegal activities which had to
be smuggled or laundered into the country," he said.
As such, Lim said the MACC should come clean on the circumstances of the multi-million ringgit political contribution.
"Did MACC also clear Michael Chia's RM40 million cash in Singapore
currency as clean money and not dirty or laundered money and If so, MACC
should explain how it arrived at this finding..." he said.
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