Sabah opposition queries deputy CM’s past business dealings

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  • Tuesday, 02 Oct 2018

KOTA KINABALU: A High Court decision in 2014, ordering Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew (pic), who was the then Api-Api assemblyman, to pay RM557mil in damages to Borneo Samudera Sdn Bhd (BSSB), is raising questions among the opposition.

SAPP vice-president Datuk Shuaib Mutalib said in that decision, Liew, together with two others, was ordered to pay the sum as damages for unlawfully inducing the Bahagak Smallholders Scheme participants to breach their Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with BSSB.

“However, we are not aware of its follow up and whether Liew or the others had paid up,” he said in a statement.

He said as such he had lodged a report to the Malaysia Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate.

“As ordinary citizens, we received many queries from the people involved in the smallholder scheme, asking what is the current status of their claims,” Shuaib said.

He said he wanted to find out if the case is being pursued, and if so, to have the relevant parties come out and explain the situation to those involved.

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