MACC Looking into Graft Claims in Kuala Koh

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has obtained information of possible corruption in Kg Kuala Koh, Gua Musang that saw several deaths of Orang Asli in the area.

MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya, however, said no investigation papers have been opened so far.

“We have received information and we are looking into it but I can’t discuss operational matters…actually (it will) affect our investigations and so, I cannot comment on that.”

Latheefa also did not reveal the parties who furnished the information or whether it was related to mining or logging activities in Kuala Koh.

Recently, 15 Orang Asli from the Bateq tribe in Kg Kuala Koh were reported to have died from pneumonia caused by a measles epidemic in the settlement.

Several parties had lodged police reports claiming that the deaths were caused by pollution in Sgi Lebir, but this was denied by Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who cited a Health Ministry report during her visit to the settlement.