KUALA LUMPUR: Those whose names were mentioned in the ledger kept by Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB) will be called up by the Malaysian Anti-Corrup-tion Commission (MACC), says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.
He said the MACC probe followed multiple reports against individuals mentioned in the UKSB ledger that was presented in the corruption trial of former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
“The MACC has received several complaints against individuals listed in a ledger that was presented in court recently.
“The MACC will call up all the names mentioned in the said ledger.
“Investigations will ascertain whether the grant or money received is corruption,” Wan Junaidi said in a parliamentary written reply dated July 21.
He was responding to Khoo Poay Tiong (PH-Kota Melaka), who asked if the MACC would investigate politicians mentioned in the UKSB ledger.
The UKSB ledger, also known as “Buku 555”, was tendered at the trial and contains records of payments made by UKSB to several individuals between 2014 and 2018.
Several politicians have denied receiving money from UKSB, among them former foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
Ahmad Zahid is facing 33 charges of receiving bribes amounting to S$13.56mil (RM43.545mil) from UKSB for himself as the then home minister to extend the contract of the company as operator of the One-Stop Centre in China and provider of the Foreign Visa System (VLN), as well as to maintain the agreement to supply the system paraphernalia to the same company by the Home Ministry.