MACC urges PKR’s Sekijang MP to lodge report over poaching allegations

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  • Saturday, 06 Mar 2021

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has urged Sekijang MP Natrah Ismail to lodge a report following allegations that she had been enticed to switch allegiances.

"We would like her or other individuals with knowledge of the matter to lodge a report with us if it is truly seen as an act of corruption.

"The report will be in line with Section 25 of the MACC Act 2009 that touches on one's duty to report bribery transactions," it said in a statement on Saturday (March 6), adding that MACC is prepared to investigate the matter immediately.

On March 4, Natrah, who is a PKR MP, claimed she had been approached and offered to switch parties and support the Perikatan Nasional government led by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Natrah had said in a statement that she was approached by two people on March 3, including one with a “Datuk Seri” title.

She said the duo praised her work as MP in her constituency and asked if she was interested to support Muhyiddin, and offered "benefits" as well.

However, Natrah rejected the offer.

She said she has also reported the matter to the PKR leadership, adding that she was aware of member poaching tactics by certain parties.

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