Melaka exco member hands over seven files about alleged corruption to AG and MACC

MELAKA: The Melaka Agriculture, Entrepreneur Development and Agro-Based committee chairman has handed over seven files about corruption allegedly committed by the previous state administration to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Attorney General.

Norhizam Hassan Baktee (pic) said that the files contained information about three serving assemblymen who allegedly abused their positions to enrich themselves when they were part of the previous state administration.

Melaka has 13 opposition assemblymen from Umno.

He said that he personally handed over the files to MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull and Attorney General Tommy Thomas at their respective offices in Putrajaya on Thursday (Nov 22).

"I don't want these files to turn cold and went directly to see the top guns on massive land grabs by the previous administration and misuse of funds meant for agricultural development in the state.

Norhizam said the amount involved in all the cases involves millions of ringgit and the information was gathered over the past few months.

He also claimed that money meant as compensation for 1,393 fishermen in the state affected by reclamation works was missing.

The amount, close to RM30mil, collected from contractors doing reclamation works in the state, was parked under a development trust fund by the previous government to be distributed to fishermen.

"We have only have the record of the amount in paper but not the money," he said.

He alleged that another misuse of government funds totalling RM480,000 involved the import of deer, but no animals ever reached a farm in Jasin here.

Norhizam also claimed that that he had previously passed the files to Melaka MACC but no action was taken.

It is learnt that the MACC started a probe on one of the assemblyman as soon as the files were received.

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