MACC may seek Interpol’s help to track down Muhyiddin’s son-in-law

MACC chief commissioner Azam Baki says the authorities believe they know which country Adlan Berhan is in.

(FMT) – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) may request Interpol’s help to track down Adlan Berhan, the son-in-law of former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who is abroad.

“We suspect he is in a particular country but we cannot disclose which country it is,” MACC chief commissioner Azam Baki told reporters after an event here today.

“We are also working with the police and the immigration department to freeze his passport.”

On Monday, MACC said it was tracking down Adlan and lawyer Mansoor Saat to assist in its investigation into a project involving the registration, recruitment and storage of foreign worker biometric data at a ministry.

Adlan and Mansoor left the country in May.

In February, FMT cited an MACC source who said the agency was investigating the award of a lucrative contract to the son-in-law of a former prime minister.

The source said MACC’s probe centred around possible abuse of power in connection with the National Integrated Immigration System (NIISe).

Adlan was named in media reports in 2020 as being linked to one of the project’s frontrunners – security solutions provider S5 Holdings Inc. However, S5 group managing director Syed Hafiz Jamalullail denied Adlan’s involvement in the firm.

Azam also said MACC’s investigation into alleged corruption and illegal mining of rare earth elements (REE) in Kedah was ongoing.

“We have received fresh leads, so we are investigating those. We have yet to call in caretaker Kedah menteri besar Sanusi Nor, because we need to investigate those fresh leads first,” he said.

Azam previously said MACC would be summoning Sanusi to give his statement.

He had said a viral letter related to the alleged illegal REE mining in Kedah was purportedly signed by Sanusi. “That is one of the things we want to ask him as the letter has gone viral,” he said, according to Berita Harian.