KOTA KINABALU, 18 March 2009: The Sabah Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Youth wing has lodged a report against Sabah Umno Youth head and Usukan state assemblyperson Datuk Japlin Akim for involvement in political bribery.
The report was lodged by the wing’s information head, Zainudin Hassan at the Karamunsing police headquarters, near here today.
“We want the police to investigate the matter and charge him in court if there is sufficient proof to do so,” he told reporters after making the police report.
Japlin, who is also the Sabah Assistant Minister for Inrastructure Development, is among the Umno leaders found guilty and whose membership was suspended for three years by the Umno Disciplinary Board which met in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Others whose membership was suspended for three years were Bandar Tun Razak Wanita Umno head Salmah Pin, Maran Umno Youth head Mohamad Najuib Mohamad Shahaimi, a committee member of Bukit Katil Umno Saadun Basiron, Bukit Katil Umno committee member Rosli Hasan and Bukit Katil Puteri Umno vice-head Zalina Ismail.
Meanwhile, an Umno member and voter in the Usukan state constituency, Maskrun Amie, also lodged a police report against Japlin at the same police station. — Bernama