Aman Palestin Says Frozen Accounts Disrupt Relief Mission

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KUALA LUMPUR: Non-governmental organisation Aman Palestin said that the freezing of its bank accounts has disrupted its humanitarian efforts in the war-torn nation.

When contacted by the New Straits Times, Aman Palestin chief marketing officer, Muhd Farhan Muhd Fadhil said that his organisation is still in contact with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the matter.

“The freezing (of bank accounts) directly disrupts aid operations in Palestine,” he told NST.

This came after the national graft-buster issued a statement that it has frozen 41 Aman Palestin bank accounts over dubious transactions worth RM70 million.

As of now, the MACC said the accounts, which involve an amount of RM15.87 million, were frozen yesterday.

The MACC carried out an investigation into Aman Palestin Berhad from Oct 17.

The probe was conducted to obtain information regarding offences under the MACC Act 2009, the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 and Act 574 of the Penal Code.

Last month, it was reported Aman Palestin has pledged to extend its full cooperation to the MACC over a probe into alleged irregularities over its fundraising activities. The NGO said it will continue to stay in communication with the MACC through its lawyer.