MACC probes Larry Sng over alleged 'thousands' of PKR phantom members in Julau

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  • Saturday, 03 Nov 2018

PETALING JAYA: A PKR MP is being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission over allegations of thousands of phantom members in one party division alone.

Julau MP Larry Sng (pic) said he was contacted by MACC by phone when they raided his office in Julau, Sarawak.

"I spoke to them over the phone when they raided my office in Julau. That is about it," said Sng.

He declined to say what MACC was looking for and what they took from his office.

MACC has confirmed that PKR is being investigated over allegations that it has thousands of phantom members in Sarawak.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki said operations were conducted last Thursday (Oct 25) over allegations of vote-buying in various states during the PKR's ongoing party polls.

A top source in MACC said the visit to PKR headquarters was definitely over the issue in the Julau division, which is alleged to have thousands of phantom members registered overnight.

Julau PKR branch's membership was reported to have spiked from only 603 on June 26 to 13,000 a day later.

A statutory declaration by PKR Sarawak information chief Vernon Kedit on Oct 17 cast suspicion on the membership of more than 1,000 people in the Julau and Sarikei branches.

MACC sources also said that Julau MP Larry Sng would be called in for investigation.

Two PKR Sarawak members filed a police report over the phantom membership last on Monday (Oct 29).

The PKR is currently conducting polls nationwide.

The e-voting began on Sept 22 and will end with PKR Sarawak voting on Nov 10.

PKR Sabah started voting yesterday (Nov 3) and the second and final stage will be today (Nov 4).

The close race between Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and Rafizi Ramli for the PKR deputy president post will be determined by the voting in Sabah and Sarawak.

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