KUALA LUMPUR – Tan Sri Annuar Musa has been called by Mara (Majlis Amanah Rakyat) to give his statement over allegations of misappropriation of funds and abuse of power, which includes the sponsorship of the Kelantan football team.
Clad in a grey suit, the suspended chairman was all smiles as he arrived at Mara headquarters here at 10.30am, Tuesday.
He said he would only give a statement to the press after the inquiry.
It was recently reported that acting chairman Datuk Dr Yusof Yacob said Annuar would be called by its internal audit committee to give his explanation over the allegations.
He had also said that investigations by the committee were in its final stages.
In late January, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said it had begun investigating the allegations against Annuar, just after he was asked to go on leave as Mara and Pelaburan Mara Bhd chairman pending investigations.
The move was to allow Mara’s internal auditors to look into matters concerning the agency, including PMB and Universiti Kuala Lumpur’s sponsorship of the Kelantan football team.
The matter first came to light when Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Tunku Ibrahim alleged that a certain “Tan Sri” had forced Mara and its entities to sponsor the Kelantan football team.
Annuar, the Ketereh MP, however still holds the position of Umno information chief. – The Star