SHAH ALAM, 30 July 2009: The People’s Movement Against Corruption (Gerak) today submitted documents on an alleged misappropriation of Selangor state funds by a Pakatan Rakyat elected representative, amounting to RM375,000, to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Gerak chairperson Mohd Nazree Mohd Yunos submitted the 17-page document to a Selangor MACC investigation officer at the commission’s office here at 11:15am.
Nazree told reporters that the alleged misappropriation, among others, included the possibility of false claims and unaudited allocation of expenditure for the constituency.
“I can say that the particular person is not from the DAP,” Nazree said, adding that he had received the documents from an unknown person early this month at the Gerak office in Kelana Jaya.
The Selangor government had recently announced that it would conduct its own internal audit on allegations of misappropriation of state funds by its assemblypersons.
Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim was reported as saying the internal audit would ensure that the spending of state allocations by lawmakers complied with the procedures set by the state government.
Allegations of abuse of funds first surfaced earlier this month when Selangor exco member Teresa Kok revealed that the MACC had seized files pertaining to allocation expenditures of several Selangor state assemblypersons.
Besides Kok, others under investigation by the MACC were Elizabeth Wong (PKR-Bukit Lanjan), Hannah Yeoh (DAP-Subang Jaya), Dr Cheah Wing Wah (DAP-Damansara Utama), Edward Lee (DAP-Bukit Gasing), Lau Weng San (DAP-Kampung Tunku), Ronnie Liu (DAP-Pandamaran) and Ean Yong Hian Wah (DAP-Seri Kembangan), whose aide was found dead after questioning on 16 July. — Bernama