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    Serious lapses detected involving use of MYR600B funds by Muhyiddin’s govt: Anwar

    ANN/THE STAR – There were several serious lapses in the alleged MYR600 billion expenditure during Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s term as prime minister, said Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

    “From what I have been informed, there have been several serious (procedural breaches) involving a huge amount and a few projects, whereby the mark-ups were too high and handed over to specific parties,” he told the press after chairing the first Cabinet meeting at Perdana Putra yesterday.

    “This has resulted in those parties spending extravagantly.”

    The prime minister also said there had been no discussion yet on whether or not a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) was required to investigate the matter.

    He added that he would leave it to the discretion of the Cabinet to decide on the next course of action.

    “It was not mentioned in the Cabinet meeting, and as such I will leave it to them and the necessary departments to assess the issue,” he said. He had been asked about the need for an RCI to investigate the allegations.

    Muhyiddin, who is also Perikatan Nasional Chairman, had said that he never embezzled or misused funds meant to help the people and that if he did, investigations would have started a long time ago.

    ABOVE & BELOW: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim; and former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. PHOTOS: BERNAMA

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