Rantau poll: Mohamad Hasan’s RM10 million scandal

The RM10 million illegal transfer scandal that happened over a decade ago has now come back to haunt former Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, days before the Rantau by-election in which he is the incumbent.


The issue was raised again during a campaign rally by Negri Sembilan State Assembly Speaker Datuk Zulkefly Mohamad Omar. The speaker questioned the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on why there was no legal action taken against Mohamad for illegally transferring money to London through a moneychanger in 2008.


However, Mohamad maintains his innocence, saying that MACC cleared him of any wrongdoings after the investigation was completed in 2013.


The Rantau assemblyman added that the RM10 million was a payment for a purchase of an apartment in London and was not a product of corruption.


Additionally, he also welcomed any fresh probes into the decade-old scandal when he was still the Menteri Besar of Negri Sembilan.


The current UMNO acting president lost his position as Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan after 14 years, when Pakatan Harapan took over the state in GE-14.


He will be defending the Rantau state seat in a four-cornered fight against Pakatan’s candidate Dr Streram and two independent candidates, R. Malarvizhi and Mohd Nor Yassin in the by-election.


The early voting starts tomorrow (April 9), while the by-election is set on April 13.