MACC probes father of DAP rep over alleged graft


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016

Sungai Pinang DAP assemblyman Lim Siew Khim

GEORGE TOWN: The father of Sungai Pinang DAP assemblyman Lim Siew Khim is being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for allegedly taking bribes from people to help them get low-cost and affordable housing units.  

It is learnt that MACC has called up several people involved after a video clip purportedly showing Lim’s father, Keat Seong, was posted on social media on Sunday explaining to certain individuals how to “cut queue” in the state’s housing schemes by paying RM260 for the application form and some money to “Uncle Lim”.  

The commission is expected to release a statement soon. 

It is learnt that the commission has begun gathering information from victims and those who had highlighted the video, including civil servants in charge of housing in Penang and several Gerakan leaders.  

Lim is a first-term assemblyman and mother of five.

On Monday, Lim stressed that neither she nor her father had the power to influence the Penang government to approve state housing applications.  

Attempts to contact Keat Seong for clarification have been unsuccessful.

 

 

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