MACC got in touch over my claims of inducement, says Wan Saiful

PETALING JAYA: After his claim in the Dewan Rakyat that he was offered RM1.7mil in allocations to support the Prime Minister, Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan now says he has been contacted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the matter.

"I already anticipated that my expose would be denied and diminished by them (his detractors).

"It's okay. We understand they have to spin.

"Not even an hour after my speech (in Parliament) I received a message from an MACC officer asking me to contact them. I will cooperate," Wan Saiful, Perikatan Nasional's Tasek Gelugor MP, said on Wednesday (Feb 28).

He also asked if any action would be taken by authorities to prevent public funds from being used to entice MPs.

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"Wouldn't it be better if that money were used to take care of the people's welfare?" he said.

In the Dewan Rakyat earlier, a shouting match erupted when Wan Saiful claimed that he had been repeatedly induced to pledge support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

While debating the motion of thanks on the Royal Address, Wan Saiful alleged that if he had thrown his support behind Anwar, he would have been offered RM1.7mil in allocations, among others.

“The repeated message was that I must support Tambun as Prime Minister and I would receive parliamentary allocations.

Wan Saiful also claimed that charges against him would be dropped if he pledged support. He is facing money laundering and corruption charges related to the Jana Wibawa project.

“They contacted me repeatedly until I decided to meet them one day,” he said, alleging that several meetings took place at hotels in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya.

Government backbenchers then interjected, saying that these were malicious accusations.

They added that if the accusations were true, Wan Saiful should lodge a report with the MACC.

Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul then told Wan Saiful to wrap up his debate.

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