Monday, October 15, 2012

'Why did Sabah Umno foreign funds probe take 4 years?'

1:04PM Oct 15, 2012
Malaysiakini
If there is no corruption in the RM40 million allegedly smuggled out of Hong Kong for Umno Sabah, why did the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) take over four years to come to the conclusion, asked DAP.

“Why did the MACC submit investigation papers to the attorney-general (AG) for decision when ‘no element of corruption was proven’, and why has  the MACC taken more than four years to discover that it has no case of corruption against Musa Aman?” said DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang.

The DAP parliamentary leader in a statement yesterday described MACC as “among the most inept and incompetent anti-corruption agencies  in the world”.

“(They took) more than four years to discover that the RM40 million ... was not meant for Musa Aman but for Sabah Umno,” he said.

“It is most pathetic that MACC, which had just hosted the 6th International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) Conference and general meeting has allowed itself to be made an international fool as in other countries, the head of the anti-corruption agency would have resigned in protest at such indignity and public shame,” he added.

Last week, de facto Law Minister Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz told Parliament that the RM40 million in Singaporean currency that businessman Michael Chia was carrying when he was arrested in Hong Kong on August 14, 2008 was not for Musa’s personal use.

Earlier whistleblower website Sarawak Report had alleged that Chia, a close associate of Musa’s, had been laundering illegal timber money from Sabah allegedly linked to the CM and his family.

While BN parties trumpet Nazri’s reply as vindicating Musa from corruption charges, Swiss Bank UBS is nevertheless facing charges in its home country of money laundering that is allegedly related to the Sabah CM.

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