Anwar Asked To Explain Allegedly Held Master Accounts
KUALA LUMPUR : Anuar Shaari, a former private secretary of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, today asked the Opposition Leader to give an explanation on the statutory declaration by former Bank Negara assistant governor Datuk Abdul Murad Khalid alleging, among others, that he held 20 master accounts. Anuar asked why Anwar had yet to sue Abdul Murad if the allegation was not true.
He said Abdul Murad came out with the statutory declaration in October 1999 and had alleged, among others, that Anwar held 20 master accounts which he believed had funds amounting to more than RM3 billion.
Anuar asked Anwar to explain whether the master accounts involved ownership of assets and shares as well as money belonging to Parti Keadilan Rakyat deputy president Azmin Ali and his wife Shamsidar Taharin. A media report yesterday stated that Anwar controlled the 20 master accounts managed by his cronies, which involved assets, shares and cash amounting to more than RM3 billion.
The media also reported that Ummi Hafilda, younger sister of Azmin, had last Saturday disclosed copies of documents on some of the assets of Azmin and Shamsidar allegedly valued at more than RM30 million.