Muhyiddin Pleads Not Guilty To 6 Charges, Out On RM2mln Court Bail

KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 – Former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today pleaded not guilty to four charges of abusing office and two money laundering charges at the KL Sessions Court here today.

The six charges against him comprised four for soliciting bribes and two for money laundering.

The bribery charges were made under Section 23(1) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act.

On the first count, he was charged with receiving bribes amounting to RM200 million from Bukhary Equity Sdn Bhd on behalf of Bersatu.

The second charge was for soliciting bribes of RM1 million from Nepturis Sdn Bhd on behalf of Bersatu, while the third case for soliciting RM19.5 million from Mamfor Sdn Bhd and the fourth case for soliciting RM12 million from Azman Yusoff.

For the money laundering charges under Section 4(1)(b) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001, Muhyiddin was alleged to have received RM120 million from Bukhary Equity Sdn Bhd on behalf of his party and depositing it into its CIMB account.

In the second case, he was charged with receiving bribes worth RM75 million also from Bukhary Equity company and deposited it into Bersatu’s CIMB account as well.

The court granted Muhyiddin bail for RM2 million. He is due to appear in a Shah Alam court on Monday to face another charge.

At a press conference after his court charges, Muhyiddin maintained that he was innocent and that he was a victim of a planned “political persecution”.