Anwar says will reveal bank accounts if Muhyiddin does the same
PETALING JAYA, June 9 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has said he is prepared to open all the accounts he owns only if Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin does likewise.
“If there’s a case he should have charged me. This shows how desperate Muhyiddin is.
“I challenge him open up every single case. I will open up every single account and Muhyiddin must do likewise,” he told reporters here.
“I challenge Muhyiddin to be investigated, I am prepared to submit everything,” said the PKR de facto leader.
The deputy prime minister had demanded Anwar clarify an allegation by ex-Bank Negara Assistant Governor Datuk Abdul Murad Khalid that the opposition leader owns 20 master accounts worth RM3 billion.
Muhyiddin (picture) said the allegation was not a small matter, and the former deputy prime minister must be responsible in promptly explaining the matter to the people.
“The figure (RM3 billion) mentioned is big. So, it is the duty of the opposition leader to clarify it. It is true or not. If not true, answer...the people want to know...the NGOs which are making the demands for an explanation also represent a large number of people.
“If untrue, Anwar must take action against the parties making the allegation, including the ex-Bank Negara Assistant Governor,” he told reporters after launching a State-level ‘Love Gardeners’ Programme at Dataran Sarang Buaya, here, today.
Muhyiddin who is also education minister, said Anwar’s authority and integrity would be affected if he did not clarify the allegation.
Last Tuesday, Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali was reported to have raised the status of the investigations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Abdul Murad’s allegation made almost 13 years ago.
Ibrahim said that the exposure by the Bank Negara Assistant Governor, among others, alleged that Anwar (picture) controlled 20 master accounts involving assets, shares and money worth RM3 billion, which were obtained when he was Finance Minister towards the end of the 1990s.
Newspapers today reported that several NGOs also urged MACC to speed up investigations in the claim as the matter was of public interest.