S'wak MACC says alleged power abuse by state asst minister a priority

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  • Friday, 22 Feb 2019

KUCHING: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is giving priority to its probe into allegations that Sarawak assistant minister for E-Commerce Datuk Naroden Majais abused his powers for self-gratification.

State MACC director Razim Mohd Noor said investigations were ongoing after two reports were lodged on the matter.

"We have to give priority to this case because it involves a state leader and it is a sensitive matter.

"We have to take it seriously and look into the allegations, but it may take time," he told reporters on Friday (Feb 22).

Razim said Naroden had not been called for questioning yet as MACC was still looking into the allegations against him.

However, he gave assurance that the investigation papers would be completed in accordance with MACC's standard operating procedures.

Former journalist Joseph Tawie lodged a report at the MACC office here on Feb 8 claiming that Naroden had grabbed land in the Simunjan area.

Lawyer and former Padungan assemblyman Dominique Ng assisted Tawie in lodging the report.

Naroden has said he would give his full cooperation to MACC in the probe.

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