DAP member lodges MACC report against 4 Penang party leaders

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A DAP lifetime member lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against four state party leaders for alleged misappropriation, graft and criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving several million ringgit since 2018.

S Pergasan, from the DAP Prai branch, lodged the report at the Penang MACC headquarters at Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah this morning.

He was accompanied by S Murugesan from welfare-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) Karunai Oviam, and a member of the public S Jegadish.

This is the third such report lodged with the MACC since last year. The first report was lodged with Putrajaya MACC in March last year while the second was lodged at the Penang MACC in July last year.

Met outside the Penang MACC headquarters, Pergasan said he was there to lodge another report and submit proof to back his claims after he did not receive any feedback from the two reports lodged before this.

“My report today is against the same four leaders from DAP and their scandals. I want the MACC to open investigation papers as soon as possible as this is the third report made. There are almost 100 complaints against them involving several million ringgit since 2018 until now.

“It has got to do with both party and state government funds. The cases involve tenders for local government projects as well as festive open houses, which were not made via open tender. Instead, the tenders were given to their own people. I have all the receipts and purchase orders here.

“If no action is taken against the four party leaders, I fear that the rot will keep happening in future,” he said, adding that actions by the four had tarnished the good name of the party.

He, however, did not name the four DAP leaders involved, saying that he had furnished the details to the MACC.

Pergasan said they had also engaged a lawyer as an observer to their case.

“Prior to this, we have not engaged the media. But since there is no action forthcoming, we have no choice but to engage the media this time,” he said, adding that all they were told by the MACC officers that the earlier reports were pending investigations.

Pergasan also urged DAP to take action against the four party leaders, including expulsion, if MACC managed to prove a case against them.

The New Straits Times has contacted state MACC director Lim Bee Kean for comments and awaiting response. – NST