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You lie, you pay: Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Feb 2009: Datuk Seri Najib Razak today warned that anyone who makes a false report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will be prosecuted.

Whoever who abused the statutory declaration would face the same action, the deputy prime minister said.

“They will pay the price,” he told reporters after opening the Developing Eight Ministers Meeting on Food Security here on behalf of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Najib, who is also finance minister, was asked to comment on the move by two Pakatan Rakyat assemblypersons who lodged reports with the MACC yesterday, claiming they had been offered money and posts to declare themselves independent or join Barisan Nasional (BN).

Malim Nawar assemblyperson Keshvinder Singh from the DAP and Kuala Kurau assemblyperson Abdul Yunus Jamahri from Parti Keadilan Rakyat lodged the separate reports against several BN and federal leaders at the Perak MACC office.

Najib said it was up to the MACC to investigate the claims made by the two assemblypersons.

“I don’t know what their allegations are. Let the MACC investigate,” he said.

Asked about his name being mentioned in the reports, he said: “No. I did not make any offers to anyone.”

On Keshvinder and Abdul Yunus’ claims that they had strong proof, Najib said: “Of course, they’ll say that. Let the commission investigate. As I’ve said, if they make false reports they will pay for it.” — Bernama

See also: PR assemblypersons claim cash offered to hop

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