MACC clears Azmin of graft allegations

(The Star) – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has cleared Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pic) of any wrongdoing following an investigation into allegedly illegal fund transfers.

In a statement on Friday (June 28), MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki said that the investigation conducted together with Bank Negara Malaysia and other financial bodies found that the allegations were false.

“It is hoped that this statement will provide clarification on the matter,” said Azam.

He was referring to an allegations from Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam, who claimed that cash was transferred from a construction company to the personal bank account of Azmin as well as the existence of an offshore bank account, which Azmin allegedly opened in 2012.

Aside from graft allegations, Azmin is also implicated in a viral sex video involving 27-year-old Santubong PKR youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz.

Haziq had confessed to being one of the men in the video and claimed that the other was Azmin.

Azmin has since denied any involvement in the sex video, dismissing it as a “nefarious” plot to destroy his political career.