Pakatan reps told to turn up at MACC

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 01 Jul 2010

PETALING JAYA: Two Selangor Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen have been ordered by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to show up at its headquarters today to give a statement.

Amirudin Shari and Shuhaimi Shafie, the assemblymen for Batu Caves and Sri Muda respectively, received a letter from the commission on Monday instructing them to assist in investigations under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act, said Selangor government information chief Dr Badrul Amin Baharom.

“Section 17(a) was stated in the letter but no reason or allegation was stated. But we will give our full cooperation,” he said yesterday.

Section 17(a) states that a person commits an offence, if being an agent, corruptly accepts or attempts to accept any gratification for himself or another person as an inducement or reward.

Dr Badrul Amin claimed that the commission’s move was part of a new attempt to topple Pakatan’s leadership in Selangor.

“The move comes when speculation is rife that four PKR assemblymen were planning to leave the party.

“We do not discount the possibility that the commission is being used to help the Umno-Barisan Nasional agenda to take over Selangor as what happened in Perak,” he claimed.

Dr Badrul Amin urged the commission to be professional in carrying out their job.

“They should also investigate and take stern action against Barisan Nasional leaders who blatantly commit corruption,” he added.

Amirudin and Shuhaimi are expected to be at the commission’s office at 3pm today together with their lawyers, he said.

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