Wednesday, July 15, 2009

7 pakatan assembly men under anti-corruption probe

This reeks of political discrimination. There is no way someone like Dr. Cheah Wing Yin is corrupt. I have known him for a long time. He has personally sacrificed so much because he loves his country. He could be "minding his own business" and spending time in his medical practice making the big bucks.

He does not need politics to become rich unlike other clearly corrupt politicians. The fact is, being in politics has made him significantly poorer financially. For as long as I have known him, he has spent much of his time and money helping others. And he has been doing this for years - long before he stood for elections and became an MP.

Taken from Malaysian Insider
Wed July 15
By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani

SHAH ALAM, July 13 – Pakatan Rakyat (PR) today claimed that seven of its assemblymen are under investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the allocation of funds to schools, mosques and community associations.

The assemblymen are Teresa Kok (Kinrara), Ean Yong Hian Wah (Sri Kembangan), Dr Cheah Wing Yin (Damansara Utama), Elizabeth Wong (Bukit Lanjan), Hannah Yeoh (Subang Jaya), Lau Weng San (Kampung Tunku) and Edward Lee (Bukit Gasing).

Teresa Kok told reporters at the state legislature that the MACC confiscated the seven assemblymen’s files on the state’s allocation fund from the district office two weeks ago.

The seven assemblymen are now asking why the MACC were only targeting them and are wondering if there was any racial discrimination or because they are from PR.

“In my case, I donated RM10,000 to a surau in Puchong but now the imam and the mosque’s working committee have been interrogated by MACC officers for several hours two days ago. They will come and interrogate them again tonight

“We are only fulfilling our responsibilities but why are we being reprimanded by the MACC and why only the seven of us. Is it because we are Chinese?” Teresa told reporters in the state assembly’s hall.

Wong, who was also at the press conference, added that the action by the MACC was purely a scare tactic.

She said she lodge a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

Wong also claimed that when Barisan Nasional assemblymen lost in the 12th general election, the assemblymen spent RM500,00 in two months but the MACC had yet to take any action.

Kok was angry that MACC “misusing their powers to threaten and scare Malaysians.”

“They are really scared. Just because they receive allocation for the state government from Pakatan assemblyman, they have to be interrogated for several hours? What is MACC’s motive? I give money to the mosque, so must they conduct interrogation on this?” Teresa added.

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