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KTMB chairman at MACC over alleged payment to Sarawak Report

Datuk Dr Rameli Musa

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PUTRAJAYA — March 5, 2019: Keretapi Tanah Melayu chairman Datuk Rameli Musa was today at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here for about five hours in connection with a claim he had paid RM1.4 million to Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown to settle a suit with PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang.

“I gave the investigators a document related to the RM1.4mil cheque,” said Rameli without explaining further.

Recently Rameli was named by PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli as the man who had paid Rewcastle-Brown.

Rameli, who was Ingress Corporation vice-chairman and Balfour Beatty Rail chairman, was appointed KTMB chairman last month.

In 2017, Hadi sued Rewcastle-Brown for libel in London over a Sarawak Report article alleging that PAS had received RM90 million from 1Malaysia Development Berhad via Umno in return for support for Umno and the  Barisan Nasional. Rewcastle-Brown then filed a counter-claim.

Last February 1 Hadi and Rewcastle-Brown agreed to settle out of court, with PAS later strongly denying it had paid the online editor.

Others called up today by the MACC included Selangor executive councillor Zaidy Abdul Talib and an employee of PAS headquarters, Mohd. Khoirul Anwar Mat Zuki.

 

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