Opposition man summoned by anti-corruption agency but Islamist spared?

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Will the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) spare former Islamic party deputy leader Nasharudin Mat Isa?

The anti-corruption agency yesterday hauled up an opposition man working for an MP in Ampang, Selangor for alleged corruption and money-laundering.

The 29-year-old was summoned to the MACC headquarters for questioning at about 2.30pm before being detained an hour later. He is being probed under laws of the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2001.

He is expected to be remanded for further investigations on Friday at the magistrate’s court.

Adam was probed by the commission in Nov last year after pro-ruling Umno Red Shirts protest group leader Jamal Yunus invited journalists to view Adam’s house in Ampang, questioning the financial status of the young politician in acquiring the luxurious property.

The young millionaire claims he earned his money through wise business investments and that his family backed him in his venture with their own investments.

However, the opposition is asking whether the MACC will haul up Nasharudin?

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli has named the former PAS deputy president as the individual who allegedly received funds from SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) subsidiary.

Nasharudin who is now chief executive officer of the Global Movement of Moderates is silent on the accusations while the PAS is said to have distanced itself from the man.

In a 41-minute Facebook live video published Thursday, Rafizi, also Pandan MP, named Nasharudin as the recipient of an undisclosed amount of funds from 1MDB, allegedly channeled through the account of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The opposition MP said he received this information from a former MACC official who was leading the 1MDB investigations and who ‘discovered’ SRC International funds were moved to a private account of Najib, some of which was subsequently paid to a certain lawyer.