MACC Quizzes Ummi Over Case
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) questioned Ummi Hafilda Ali for five hours in relation to allegations that Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had amassed about RM3bil during his tenure as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister.
This came about a week after the businesswoman revealed that she had “new evidence” in the case which she was prepared to hand over to MACC if requested.
Ummi said that three MACC officers had questioned her in Kuala Lumpur between 3pm and 8pm yesterday.
“The MACC seemed to be happy with the meeting and the evidence that I have given to them,” she said.
According to Ummi, some of the documents and photos which she had handed over “shocked” the officers.
“I do not want to reveal too much as the case in still under investigation,” she said, adding that she hoped the new evidence would help MACC “get to the bottom” of the case.
In 1999, former Bank Negara Malaysia assistant governor Datuk Abdul Murad Khalid was reported to have made a statutory declaration claiming that Anwar had control of as many as 20 master accounts involving assets, shares and cash worth over RM3bil.
Anwar has denied the allegations.
Abdul Murad had also said that he was prepared to cooperate with the authorities. –The Star