Gerakan to Latheefa: Probe Guan Eng’s bungalow and two other cases

Gerakan to Latheefa: Probe Guan Eng’s bungalow and two other cases

PUCHONG: Gerakan president Dominic Lau Hoe Chai has dared the newly minted Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Latheefa Koya to probe into the bungalow purchase of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng below market price which Lau deemed as one of the key performance index in her 100 days.

“I congratulate Latheefa as the first female chief commissioner since its establishment 52 years ago.

“Although this appointment has clearly violated the Pakatan Harapan manifesto, but since the appointment has become a reality, we hope that Latheefa can complete the KPIs set by the Gerakan to prove that she is brave and not speak empty words in helping Malaysia against corruption,” he said.

Lim had purchased the bungalow during his term as Penang Chief Minister below market price from businesswoman Phang Li Khoon.

He was charged in court but the charges were withdrawn on Sept 3 last year.  The MACC was surprised with the turn of events at that time.

Lau added that the case should be reinvestigated to rebuild the commission’s credibility.

The now independent Gerakan leader also called upon Latheefa to accept reports against two PKR state excos in Johor over a luxury apartment.

Johor MACC declined to accept the reports.  Johor exco member Mohd Khuzzan Abu Bakar who was accused of receiving an apartment clarified that he was renting the apartment.

Lastly, Lau also wants Latheefa to reopen the probe into the death former political aide to Ean Yong Hian Wah, Teoh Beng Hock who was found dead on 16 July 2009 at then Selangor MACC headquarters in Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam.

“She should suspend any officers implicated in Teoh’s death and ensure Teoh’s family would know the truth about his death.”

Prior to this, DAP youth deputy chief Chiong Yoke Kong who is also Tanah Rata assemblyman also echoed similar sentiments.

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