Rep makes ACA report against Klang council


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 27 Jul 2003

BY FREDERICK FERNANDEZ

KLANG: A report was lodged with the Anti-Corruption Agency on Friday over the move by the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) to purchase official attire worth RM100,000 for the council president, 24 councillors and heads of department. 

The report, lodged by Bandar Klang assemblyman Teng Chang Khim at the ACA office in Shah Alam, also urged the body to investigate the purchase of a pewter mace, which cost another RM100,000, to be used by the council president during official functions. Teng said the cost of the mace was “abnormal”. 

On the purchase of the official attire for council president and municipal councillors, Teng described it as an unwarranted expenditure. 

Apart from these, he urged the ACA to investigate the supposed RM10mil expenditure to build the Klang Royal Town Park, the MPK Horse Unit which cost RM250,000 and the RM2.8mil incurred to refurbish Padang Sultan Sulaiman. 

“This is a matter of public interest and it involves taxpayers’ money, thus the ACA ought to carry out a comprehensive investigation on the five cases to determine if there were irregularities and whether they contravened Sections 11,12, and 15 of the Anti-Corruption Act 1997.”  

Yesterday, Selangor executive councillor for local government Datuk Mokhtar Ahmad Dahlan warned MPK councillors not to politicise the attire issue. 

“The matter had been discussed and should not be raised at MPK’s full board meeting on Wednesday,” he said.  

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