‘I am earning enough’

  • Nation
  • Monday, 15 Jul 2019

BAGAN SERAI: Perak state exco member Abdul Yunus Jamhari (pic) has claimed that he rejected a multi-million-ringgit offer to change parties in 2009.

So, it will be strange for him to accept a lower amount in kickbacks now, he said.

The state Public Amenities, Infra­structure, Agriculture and Plan-tation Committee chairman said the allegations of him trying to solicit bribes of thousands of ringgit did not make sense.

“Again, I vehemently deny these accusations.

“I’m a third-term state representative, my wages and allowances as the Kuala Kurau assemblyman and as a state exco member are sufficient,” he said after lodging a report at the Kerian district police station yesterday.

It was reported that Parit Buntar PKR committee member Beh Yong Kean lodged a police report on Saturday against Abdul Yunus for leaking the minutes of an exco meeting.

Abdul Yunus was also accused of trying to get kickbacks from two companies that were trying to apply for land in Kerian.

In a statement issued late on Saturday, Abdul Yunus claimed that Beh wanted to exact revenge against him for not supporting his applications for land last year.

He also alleged that a “mastermind” out to destroy his political career was using Beh.

“My service centre officers and I meet regularly. There would be a lot of documents, including official letters, to be discussed to solve various problems faced by the people.

“I would share the information with my officers within my capacity as the state representative for official matters. Is that an issue?

“The complainant himself had also admitted to be my former special officer,” he said, referring to Beh.

Abdul Yunus said he would report those involved in lodging a police report over the allegations, to PKR’s disciplinary committee.

He said he would also lodge a report with the Education Ministry against a school teacher, who was his former special officer, who was also involved in an attempt to slander him.

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