Source says Datuk Mohd Salleh Bajuri has been remanded for two days
KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested Bersatu treasurer Datuk Mohd Salleh Bajuri for matters relating to the use of party funds. An MACC source told The Vibes he was arrested yesterday and has been remanded for two days.
Meanwhile, a party official criticised the action as part of a politically motivated witch-hunt targeting party leaders. “They seem to be going after everyone who handles party funds,” he said, adding that Salleh has fulfilled his duties as treasurer with integrity and professionalism.
This is the second high-profile arrest of Bersatu leaders following the party’s information chief Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan’s charge on February 21 for allegedly receiving RM6.9 million in bribes for securing a RM232 million road project.
Bersatu Segambut deputy chief Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad was also charged the same day for allegedly soliciting between 3.5% to 7% of the project value of a road project worth RM47.8 million.
It is believed these funds concern the use of RM92.5 billion under the Jana Wibawa economic stimulus programme.
MACC had also in January frozen Bersatu’s accounts under the Anti Money-Laundering Act.
– The Vibes, March 1, 2023