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Tweet Of MACC Chief Asking 1MDB-Sponsored Haj Pilgrims To Return Money Is Fake

A viral tweet claimed that action will be taken against those who don't pay back.

Cover image via Latheefa Koya Twitter

A screenshot of a tweet allegedly posted by the newly-appointed head of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been circulating in social media since yesterday, 22 June

In the tweet, which shows MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya's twitter handle, it is stated that the money 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had used to sponsor pilgrims for the Hajj pilgrimage from 2011 to 2018 were stolen funds.

Therefore, those who were sponsored have to return the money within 30 days or action will be taken against them, the tweet claimed.

Image via Twitter

Following the alleged tweet, Latheefa today took to Twitter to say that it was fake

"This is fake!" said the newly appointed MACC chief commissioner in the tweet.

Since the incident, netizens have urged Latheefa to take severe action against the culprit that shared the fake tweet.

Last year in June, former prime minister Najib Razak had assured 1MDB-funded pilgrims that the funds came from a halal source

According to Najib, he would bear a "very big sin" if the funds used to help the pilgrims didn't come from a halal source, reported The Star Online.

Earlier this month, US comedian Hasan Minhaj decided to take on the scandal-ridden 1MDB, in which he broke down the 1MDB scandal with wit while making jokes about fugitive financier Jho Low as well as Najib

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