PENANG, 29 July 2009: Jawi assemblyperson Tan Beng Huat has been cleared of allegations of power abuse as Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigations found that there was no evidence to implicate him.
Tan said he had received a letter from Penang MACC director Latifah Mad Yatim dated 23 July, stating that the case had been closed.
“I will apply to Chief Minister (Lim Guan Eng) to retrieve the undated resignation letter that I had submitted recently,” he told reporters here today.
On 15 July, Nibong Tebal DAP division chief Teh Hock Yong lodged four reports with the MACC against Jawi assemblyperson Tan for alleged abuse of power, misappropriation of allocation, and using the state logo on a letter to raise RM5,000 for a Chinese temple.
Tan said according to the MACC letter, the commission would prepare an inspection report on the procurement and supply system, and would address the need for effective prevention of fraud, irregularities and abuse of power.
“I want Teh to apologise to me openly in three days’ time or else I will take legal action against him,” Tan added. — Bernama