MACC probes abuse of power in NS logging concessions

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The Negeri Sembilan Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has opened investigations into the issue of abuse of power and misappropriation of timber concessions given to Yayasan Negeri Sembilan (YNS).


State MACC director Mohamad Zakkuan Talib said preliminary investigations found that the logging concessions had been given to YNS since 2014 with a quota of 2,500ha per year.

“The state MACC is not only investigating the issue of timber concessions in the Lenggeng area but also all logging concession areas involving YNS since 2014.

“In fact, the investigations are ongoing,” he said in a statement today.

He urged all parties to stop speculating and spreading fake news regarding the matter.

On April 16, menteri besar Aminuddin Harun said the state government would cooperate with the MACC and not compromise in the matter.

Today, blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, through an article titled “Pencegah Rasuah Pun Bapak Rasuah”, listed 20 main items, including alleging the possibility of abuse of power and corruption involving 5,000 acres (2,023ha) managed by YNS.