PKR MP Natrah Ismail today dismissed claims that she had been offered RM10 million to jump ship, telling the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) that no such approach had been made as alleged on social media.
MACC said in a statement that Natrah, PKR’s Sekijang MP, had presented herself at the agency’s Segamat branch in Johor to discuss allegations that she was offered RM10 million by two individuals to switch parties.
“During the meeting, she confirmed that no such offer was made as claimed in a statement on a Facebook account under the name of Ops Johor.
“However, MACC will continue investigating the issue,” it said, adding that several witness statements would be taken, along with that of Natrah herself.
“MACC urges all parties to refrain from speculating about the issue.”
Natrah had earlier lodged a report with MACC over an alleged attempt to obtain her support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
In a statement, she said the attempt had been made with the promise of benefits in exchange for her support.
“The incident happened on March 3 and involved two individuals including a ‘Datuk Seri’,” she said.
Natrah said the report was lodged under Section 25 of the MACC Act 2009 on the duty to report any attempt at bribery.