KUCHING: The Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has yet to send any notice to Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) on returning the 1Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) fund.

This was stated by party president Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing on Monday when met by reporters after he officiated at Public Works Department (JKR) Sarawak’s Safety and Quality Forum 2020 at Imperial Hotel.

He said, “They haven’t asked us for the money yet, so why should we pay? They have not sent us anything (notice), so we’ll just wait and see. I will not assume on what she (Latheefa Koya) is doing.”

When asked whether there is any deal to give the money back, Masing implied that there was no deal of any kind.

“We will just tell MACC what we have been doing so far. I keep my fingers crossed that there is nothing from here (PRS),” he said on Monday.

On Jan 6, it was reported that MACC had issued compound notices under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA) to recover 1MDB funds from 80 individuals, companies and political entities.

Chief commissioner Latheefa Koya had said action would be taken against those who failed to return the money, including being charged in court under the Act.

I WANNA GO ON A BIKE RIDE…Deputy Chief Minister and Infrastructure and Port Development Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing sits on a Harley Davidson motorbike in a symbolic gesture to officiate at the launch of JKR’s Safety and Quality Forum. Looking on (from left) are the forum chairperson Sim Hui Kheng, occupational safety and health advocate Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, PWD director Datuk Zuraimi Sabki, Infrastructure and Port Development Ministry permanent secretary Datuk Safri Zainudin and Institute Engineers of Malaysia Sarawak Branch chairman Haidel Heli. Photo: Ramidi Subari