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Melaka police confirm police report against Muhyiddin

THE STRAITS TIMES – State police in Melaka confirmed yesterday that a report has been lodged against Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president Muhyiddin Yassin for allegedly receiving MYR1.3 million from foreign visa operator UKSB.

Melaka Tengah Police Assistant Commissioner Christopher Patit said the report was lodged at the Sungai Udang police station at 9pm on Friday.

“We will soon decide on which section of the Penal Code to classify and investigate the report,” he said when contacted yesterday.

The report was lodged by former Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Noor Adam.

Earlier on Friday, Muhyiddin denied receiving the cash inducement in 2018 when he was the country’s home minister, as claimed by a witness on Friday in the ongoing corruption trial of Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Muhyiddin refuted the claims made by UKSB administrative manager David Tan on the witness stand that the former received up to MYR1.3 million from the company.

“The statement (made by the witness) is false. I strongly deny it,” the former prime minister and Malaysia’s National Recovery Council chairman said in a post on Facebook.