Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said that he will leave it to the police to investigate two Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) division leaders for selling cows donated for last year’s Hari Raya Haji celebration.
Datuk Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid, political secretary to the mentri besar said Ahmad Faizal was disappointed that two out of the three cows donated personally by him to the poor and the people in Bagan Datuk had been sold for other purposes.
“Following a report (to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) lodged yesterday, the menteri besar leaves it to the authorities to investigate and take appropriate action,” he said in a statement today.
Yesterday, Bagan Datuk Bersatu committee member Bahaman Tokiran reportedly claimed that the cows were sold to buy laptop and printer.
He claimed that only one cow was distributed to the local community for last year’s Aidiladha.
Malaysiakini reported that the duo claimed that they were unable to carry out the party work without a computer.
They also said that of the approximate RM10,000 received from the sale of the two cows, RM3,000 was spent on purchasing the computer, and the balance was used to pay pending bills.
They stressed that the money was not used for personal purposes and added that they would cooperate with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in their investigations and are willing to face the consequences if the party decides to sack them.