The MACC wants those with information on the Sarawak chief minister's alleged corrupt practices to talk to them.
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) today responded to Bandar Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen by urging the Sarawak DAP leader to come forward if he has proof that Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud is corrupt.
“We take serious note on the allegations brought forward by Chong related to land acquisition in Sarawak by seven companies linked to the family members of Taib Mahmud.
“It would be very much appreciated if Chong hands us any information with regards to this matter” MACC said in a press statement.
The MACC then mentioned that they have never delayed any investigation on the Sarawak Chief Minister and added that they need time to investigate the matter thoroughly as various people are involved directly and indirectly in this particular case.
“This is not the first case, we have had cases involving former Kelantan mentri besar, Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and Selangor MB Khalid Ibrahim which took us considerable period of time” MACC added.
The anti corruption agency also stressed that it was important for all parties to cooperate in order for them to carry out their duty.
Yesterday Chong had claimed that plots of land located in Kuching, Sibu, Miri, Mukah were transacted to Taib’s family between 2000 and 2010.
He claimed that the beneficiary companies included those belonging to Taib’s son Mahmud Abu Bekir, brother Ibrahim Mahmud, daughters Jamilah Hamidah and Hanifah Hajar, daughter-in-law Anisa Hamidah Abdullah, sister Raziah Mahmud and brother-in-law Robert Geneid.
He also said he has not submitted any proof of land corruption to MACC, but pointed out the data can be easily collected through the state’s resource planning office, land office and registrar of companies.
Opposition members also claimed that Taib’s family members had obtained 23 parcel of lands worth RM1 billion at RM200 million.
~ Free Malaysia Today
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