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.
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.