Gadek resident: Local official missing with funds for developing constituency


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019

MELAKA: The situation in Gadek now can best be described as one where "when the cat's away, the mice will come out to play".

This came following the detention of its assemblyman G. Saminathan, who is held in Sungai Buloh prison for alleged offences under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.

On Nov 12 (Tuesday), a 57-year-old businessman Ramlan Ibrahim from Kampung Gadek lodged a police report in Alor Gajah alleging that a Gadek Development and Coordination Committee official has gone missing along with funds amounting to thousands of ringgit.

He said the money was meant for the development of the state constituency.

In his report, he claimed that the official was believed to be involved in gambling activities since Saminathan, who is also the state Unity, Consumerism and Human Resources Committee chairman, was detained by the Bukit Aman Counter-Terrorism Unit on Oct 10.

Ramlan said he made the report in his capacity as a resident and a voter in the constituency.

Alor Gajah OCPD Supt Arshad Abu confirmed the report.

He said the report would also be referred to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to be investigated.


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