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Ong lodges police report over RM21 million allegation

PETALING JAYA, 14 Oct 2008: MCA vice-president Datuk Ong Tee Keat today lodged a police report over accusations that he had amassed assets worth RM21 million.

The MCA presidential candidate lodged the report at the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters here at 11am, accompanied by lawyer Simon Lim Seng Chai.

Met by reporters, Ong said the allegations by certain people were baseless and aimed at damaging his political career.

“I have to make the report to rebuff all the lies about me. Previously, I only issued statements to deny the allegations but now I should take a firm stand and let the police investigate the matter,” he said.

Ong, who is Transport Minister, said he had no knowledge about the allegations which were spreading through poison-pen letters.

Meanwhile, when met at an event in Kuala Lumpur, Ong said he did not spend a huge amount to produce a short film for his campaign for the MCA presidency.

“The production crews are my friends. Their fee is not high compared to the professional rate,” he told reporters after opening a seminar for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia students at the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pandan Mewah.

He said the film had also been uploaded to the video sharing website, YouTube, for viewing online.

The seven-minute clip, with the theme Agenda Ong Tee Keat untuk Perubahan (Ong Tee Keat’s agenda for change) was launched last month.

Ong is up against former vice-president Datuk Chua Jui Meng for the MCA presidency at party elections on 18 Oct. — Bernama



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