MP likens Selcat to a pussycat

AN MP has hit out at Selangor’s Select Committee for Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat), likening it to a “pussycat” for not taking action against Kajang councillor Lee Kee Hiong over alleged disbursement of funds.

Wee Choo Keong (Ind-Wangsa Maju) lamented over the inaction against the councillor, pointing out that Selcat was supposed to uphold transparency.

“Even though Selcat is supposed to ensure competency and accountability, it seems that such discrepancies do occur. But what action has been taken?” Wee questioned at a press conference in the Parliament lobby.

He urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate the matter.

Wee also called on the Government to provide the MACC the power to prosecute instead of having to depend on the Attorney-General’s Chambers to take the next step.

On Sept 12, it was reported that former Hulu Selangor district councillor K.A. Ramu, who lodged a complaint against Lee, said no actionhas been taken against Lee over the disbursement of funds for the Kuala Kubu Baru constituency.

Ramu, who is a lawyer, resigned from his councillor’s post in October 2008 following alleged interference from Lee in the handling of the allocations for the constituency.

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