Thursday, 12 March 2009

An Umno politician to be charged too?

An Umno politician, vying for a supreme council post in the coming party polls, is expected to be charged for money politics at the Sessions Court in Temerloh, Pahang.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) sources told Malaysiakini that the commission was making all necessary arrangement to prefer charges against the politician for alleged involvement in money politics tomorrow.

On a related matter of MACC's probe into alleged money politics, party supreme council member and Tourism Minister Azalina Othman Said said she has nothing to hide and will cooperate with the MACC.

Azalina, who is also contesting to retain her party post, has come under a cloud after two of her aides were picked up by MACC for alleged money politics.

However Azalina told reporters today that she has not been called by the MACC over anything.

The commission has however taken several documents from her office on Wednesday.

She also added that she had no knowledge of the RM70,000 which was found in her aide's possession last week.

"I have nothing to hide. I will cooperate with the MACC. I trust they will carry out their investigation in a professional manner without prejudice," she said.

Bernama also quoted her as saying that she had no clue as to why the MACC was investigating her ministry.

"I am not so sure what are they looking for and the purpose of their investigations. But I am confident a person is innocent until proven otherwise," she said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is this for real? Are they really going to charge this guy? It's not a sandiwara...a wayang kulit?