Two aides of DAP reps involved in graft, claims

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  • Thursday, 09 Mar 2017

MALACCA: Former Malacca DAP chairman Goh Leong San dropped a bombshell at the state assembly sitting, alleging that two aides of opposition assemblymen were involved in corruption and intimidation.

The Duyong assemblyman, who is now an independent after quitting DAP, said Khoo Poay Tiong (DAP-Ayer Keroh) was aware of a cheating case of about RM1mil involving the party’s aides.

Goh said a police report was lodged on Dec 14 last year by three smallholders, who lost money to a dubious land deal.

“I want to ask the august house what is the status of the investigation into the case of the poor farmers from Cheng here, who were duped into parting with their savings to lease a 220ha land in Kelantan?” he said.

Goh claimed the three victims had lost about RM1mil in the deal, which was paid to one of the DAP assemblymen’s aides and a Kelantan PAS Youth leader back in 2012.

He said the victims were also threatened with a defamation suit whereby they had to omit the name of a DAP assemblyman from their police report.

Goh asked the assembly to press for the outcome of the police report and what kind of action had been taken so far.

“I was made aware that the money was transferred out from the aide’s bank account shortly after the report was lodged.

“So, I am asking the assembly today to support a thorough investigation by the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission into this case,” he said.

Goh also told the assembly that he would expose another land scam, allegedly involving Malacca DAP leaders, once he had obtained the police report from the victims.

“This time, the size of the land involved some 440ha, also in Kelantan,” he said.

However, Khoo was not inside the assembly when the issue was brought up by Goh.

State Assembly Speaker Datuk Wira Othman Muhammad had ejected Khoo for a day after a verbal spat.

Earlier, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron was responding to a question by Tey Kok Kiew (DAP-Banda Hilir) on the number of corruption cases involving civil servants in the state between 2010 and the present time.

Khoo was enraged when police stopped him at the assembly’s entrance after he shouted “takut” (afraid) at Barisan Nasional backbenchers and the Speaker for contravening the general orders.

Tey and Lai Kuen Ban (DAP-Kota Laksa­mana) also joined Khoo by staging a walkout.

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