PENANG, 20 Feb 2009: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s statement on allegations of corruption involving a Barisan Nasional (BN) leader and the Parti Keadilan Rakyat state assemblyperson for Kulim will adversely affect investigation into the case.
MACC chief commissioner, Datuk Seri Ahmad Said Hamdan, said the commission was conducting investigation into the case.
“The Kulim case is being investigated and is not completed and Anwar’s statement, to me, will affect investigation,” he said.
He said investigation began after a report was made by Kulim assemblyperson Lim Soo Nee.
“MACC is conducting investigation into the case. However there are differences in the facts that he (Lim) himself presented,” Ahmad Said said at a news conference after the ground-breaking ceremony for Penang MACC staff quarters here today.
He said this when asked to comment on Anwar’s allegation in Parliament that former Kedah menteri besar Datuk Seri Mahadzir Khalid had tried to bribe the Kulim assemblyperson to jump party and join the BN
Ahmad Said also did not rule out the possibility that the MACC would call up Anwar about his statement yesterday. — Bernama
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