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Friday, March 31, 2017

MACC raids Teresa Kok's office, she calls it a 'dirty tactic'

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has raided the office of DAP lawmaker Teresa Kok in Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur.
When contacted, the Seputeh MP's aide Alice Lan said two MACC officers came to the office with a search warrant.
Kok was not present in the office at the time of the raid, which took place at 11am.
Lan said the officers wanted the original documents related to Skim Mesra Usia Emas (SMUE), which falls under the purview of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas).
“The officers said this is based on the report by Jamal. So to be fair, they need to investigate us,” she added in reference to a MACC report lodged by Sungai Besar Umno division chief Jamal Md Yunos.
Lan said the staff made photocopies before handing the original documents to the officers.
Meanwhile, Kok denied it was a raid.
"They just wanted the documents, and we gave it to them. This was not a raid," she told Malaysiakini.
In a statement later, Kok denied she had misappropriated the funds, and said she is mulling legal action against those who made the allegation.
"Jamal accused me of withdrawing RM2 million from the SMUE bank account. What a nonsensical joke. Does he think Selangor government officers are so stupid to allow me to do that?" she said.
"SMUE is a welfare scheme for the bereavement of Selangorian families by the Selangor government. The Seputeh service centre has been carrying out the disbursement of the bereavement fund of RM2,500 to the deceased’s families in my constituency since 2009.
"The false accusation by Jamal is no doubt a dirty tactic to try to defame my fellow colleagues and I prior to the coming general election," she said.
Kok said her lawyer Sankara Nair issued a letter of demand to Jamal two weeks ago over the allegation and no reply has been received from him as yet.
"So, Jamal, I shall see you in court," she added.
In an immediate response, Gerakan Youth deputy chief Andy Yong said many would consider the raid a joke.
“Especially (when it is based on a) report from Sg Besar (Jamal). His watches may cost more than her office building,” Yong tweeted- Mkini

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