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PENANG, 20 Feb 2009: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) said today it has proof and evidence to charge Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim in connection with the allegations of abuse of power in the maintenance of a luxury car and purchase of sacrificial cows.
MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Ahmad Said Hamdan said the commission had completed its investigations and it was now up to the Attorney-General to take further action.
“The MACC can decide but it’s better for the Attorney-General to consider and take action. It involves a VIP and we have to be fair to everyone,” he told a news conference after performing the ground-breaking ceremony for the Penang MACC quarters building here.
He said that from the technical point of view, there was evidence pertaining to the allegations.
Abdul Khalid has been accused of using state government funds for the maintenance of his personal sports utility vehicle (SUV), a Lexus bearing the number plate WQR779, and the purchase of 46 sacrificial cows costing RM10,400 for sacrifice.
On another matter, Ahmad Said said the MACC would also investigate allegations of abuse of power by Perak legislative assembly Speaker V Sivakumar for suspending Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir and his six state executive councillors from the assembly.
“If it’s true that there has been abuse of power, the MACC will take appropriate action,” he added. — Bernama
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