According to The Borneo Post, Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission (
Sarawak branch) has confirmed
that it had long completed its investigation into the alleged abuse of power by
an assistant minister which was reported here recently.
Its state director Bahri Mohamad Zin said it took them only two weeks to complete the probe into the case from the day the complaint was received.
“Yes, investigation had been carried out and was completed two weeks after it was reported.
“However, I cannot reveal our findings. All I can say is that the investigation paper has been forwarded to Deputy Public Prosecutor for further actions. On our part, we cannot reveal anything more,” he told reporters during their annual invitational shooting competition at Semenggo Army Camp near here yesterday.
To another question, he said the state MACC was still waiting for directives from its headquarters in
about preparation for the coming
general election. Kuala Lumpur
“Whatever the directives are, we will, as usual, work closely with the Election Commission (EC) throughout the election period,” he said.
He said the most common cases during elections were attempts by certain people to give bribes in order to gain votes.
He said as far as the MACC was concerned they would take any complaints but whether they merit further investigation or otherwise, it was for a special committee to decide.
“Usually in the evening, the committee will sit down and go through all the reports received during the day. The committee will then decide which ones have the elements of corruption and require investigation.
“If the committee feels that there are elements of corruption and should be probed then investigation papers will be opened. If the committee feels that certain complaints fall under the jurisdiction of other agencies, then they will be forwarded to the agencies concerned,” he said.
He stressed that MACC would receive all complaints but not all would be investigated especially those that were not substantiated and incomplete.
NOTE: The Borneo Post did not identify who was the Assistant Minister. However, everyone knows that he is Mong Dagang. The MACC was investigating him for abuse of power for ordering the withdrawal of subsidies and welfare payment to an OKU person Frusis Lebi just because he supported an opposition candidate. The investigation was made following report made by PKR Youth.
Would it not an abuse of power if YBs order the sacking of community leaders like Tuai Rumah and Tua kampung? We have heard of several community leaders being sacked on such ground.
It may be an interesting to know whether MACC would investigate if we lodge a report with the anti- corruption commission.