DAP files MACC report against Hadi over alleged RM90mil bribe

(FMT) – A DAP assemblyman has filed a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang for alleged corruption, money laundering and tax evasion.

This follows a recent viral video of Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle Brown purportedly “confirming” her claim that Umno had allegedly given PAS a bribe of RM90 million to secure the party’s support in the 14th general election (GE14).

Rewcastle Brown’s claim was first made in August 2016, which led to her being sued for defamation by Hadi. The suit was eventually settled out-of-court, with Hadi reportedly paying Rewcastle Brown RM1.4 million in 2019.

Seri Delima assemblyman Syerleena Rashid filed the report at the MACC headquarters in Penang, urging for Hadi to be investigated for alleged corruption, money laundering and tax evasion after Rewcastle Brown “confirmed” her claim.

In a press conference at the state DAP headquarters, she said she was told not to reveal the nature or merits of the complaint, and claimed she was questioned by MACC officers for three hours when lodging the report.

Lawyer RSN Rayer, who accompanied her to file the report, hoped that the matter would be probed thoroughly by the authorities.

Syerleena and Rayer, who is Jelutong MP, were also joined by Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh.

Previously, DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng had urged Hadi to explain Rewcastle Brown’s purported confirmation that Umno had paid PAS the RM90 million as a bribe.

The Bagan MP had also warned that MACC reports would be lodged against Hadi if he did not offer an explanation on the editor’s claim.