PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has denied corruption allegation made by a witness in Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s graft trial.
“The statement (made by the witness) is false. I strongly deny it,” the former prime minister said in a post on his Facebook account on Friday (June 17).
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Muhyiddin added that during the alleged period, he was undergoing cancer treatment and had taken leave for a few months.
“My role as home minister at the time was taken over by then prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“In fact, I was having treatment at a hospital overseas,” he said, adding that it was impossible for him to accept bribes in that condition.
Muhyiddin said that he has never been investigated by the authorities regarding the allegations and was prepared to be questioned over the matter.
On Friday (June 17), a witness told the High Court that Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB) had given RM1.3mil in funds to Muhyiddin in 2018.
David Tan Siong Sun, 47, who is the former administrative manager of the company, disclosed this when the company’s ledger was shown to him during the corruption trial of Ahmad Zahid involving the Foreign Visa System (VLN) yesterday.
Tan told the court that the funds were given to Muhyiddin in cash payments on June 4, July 4 and Aug 23, 2018.
“On June 4, 2018, it was RM300,000; on July 4, it was RM500,000 and on Aug 23, it was RM500,000,” the former administrative manager said.
When asked by Ahmad Zahid’s lawyer Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Zainal who was the ‘TSM’ recorded in the ledger, the witness said: “Tan Sri Muhyiddin”.