JOHOR BARU, 10 March 2009: Johor PAS has asked the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to reveal developments in two graft cases.
The two cases are an attempt to bribe a PAS party candidate in the 2004 general election and a case of alleged corruption against Home Minister and Kota Tinggi Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar.
Johor PAS information chief, Mazlan Aliman, also wants the MACC to prosecute those involved if there was proof to do so.
“The MACC must be effective and not just be rhetorical,” he told reporters at a news conference outside the Johor MACC here today, adding that there should not be selective prosecution.
Mazlan, who is also a PAS central committee member, said the party was frustrated that after reports were made to the then Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA), no action was forthcoming.
He was referring to the arrest of two persons by the ACA on 16 March 2004 at Felda Sungau Sayong for attempting to bribe Sanip Ithnin, the PAS candidate for the state assembly seat of Pasir Raja, to withdraw his candidacy in the general election.
On 6 Nov last year, Kota Tinggi PAS division chief Kamaldin Tahir lodged a report with the ACA about graft related to Syed Hamid. — Bernama