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Files
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seized
MACC INTERVIEWS RECIPIENTS OF AID
FROM SEVEN PR ASSEMBLYMEN
by Maria J. Dass A Selangor MACC official, when Yeoh said her assistant received a call
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HAH ALAM: The Malaysian Anti-


contacted, said all questions should be
directed to the headquarters in Putra-
from the MACC on Friday inquiring about
a RM10,000 allocation for a health clinic. Mohd Khir gets his
S
jaya. However, officials could not be “We hold this health clinic two to three
Corruption Commission (MACC) has
seized files on allocation expenditure
by seven Selangor assemblymen from
immediately reached.
Kok, who led the press conference,
said the imam and committee members
times a year for those in the lower income
group in my constituency which does not
have a government health clinic,” she said,
marching orders
the Petaling District Office and interviewed of a mosque in her constituency to which adding that no one from MACC attended SELANGOR state assembly Opposition Leader Datuk
recipients of the money, it was revealed she had donated a set of speakers worth the clinic ,which was held at Indah Court Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo (above) gestures as he prepares
yesterday. RM10,000 had been summoned and in PJS 11, although invited. to leave the House yesterday. He was ordered out of the
Those who had their files seized two questioned by the MACC more than once. “All our expenditure is transparent and state assembly after accusing Speaker Teng Chang Khim
weeks ago are Teresa Kok (DAP-Kinrara), “What is our offence? That we used available on my blog, I have nothing to of being biased.
Elizabeth Wong (PKR-Bukit Lanjan), our allocations to help our constituents? hide,” she said. The Sungai Panjang assemblyman and Teng got into
Edward Lee (DAP-Bukit Gasing), Hannah What is their motive?” Kok asked, saying Kok pointed out that there had been an argument over the Standing Orders and whether it
Yeoh (DAP-Subang Jaya), Dr Cheah Wing that the assemblymen did not know about no follow-up to reports lodged early was proper for an assemblyman to be served with a legal
Yin (DAP-Damansara Utama), Ean Yong the seizure of the files until recipients of last year against some Barisan Nasional notice in the vicinity of the state assembly.
Hian Wah (DAP-Seri Kembangan) and the funds called to say they were being assemblymen who had spent their entire After an exchange of words, former mentri besar
Lau Weng San (DAP-Kampung Tunku). summoned by MACC. RM500,000 allocation for last year within Mohd Khir accused Teng of being biased, and refused to
Some of the elected representatives Wong said she had received a call from the first two months of that year. retract or apologise when ordered to do so.
revealed this to reporters covering the an organiser of a Deepavali Carnival in Yeoh said the MACC should concentrate The Speaker then ejected the former mentri besar
Selangor state assembly sitting yesterday, her area, saying that he was called up and on those who had misused the people’s from the House, and suspended him for a day. Mohd Khir
saying that they are lodging a complaint questioned by the MACC pertaining to money instead of harassing and intimidat- walked out, followed by the Barisan Nasional assembly-
with MACC advisory board member Tun allocations received. ing the public and checking on monies men who were in the House at that time.
Hamid Mohamed for what they described “I consider this as harassment and allocated for beneficial programmes for
as “harassment”. intimidation of my constituents,” she said. the people. » More state assembly reports on Page 5