MACC Probes Alleged Bribe-For-Home Deals

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GEORGE TOWN, Aug 30 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has launched an investigation into so-called bribe-for-home deals to obtain affordable houses allegedly involving the father of a Penang assemblyman. State MACC director Datuk Abd Aziz Aban said the anti-corruption body had recorded statements from two people believed to have been involved in the alleged deals.

Abd Aziz said they have launched the investigation yesterday after the video surfaced but till now no one has lodged a complaint with them. He said, hence, they need to track down those involved. He told this when he was contacted. Meanwhile, he also denied that the MACC had detained an assemblyman’s father over the alleged graft deals. He said the investigation will take time and it is not easy. He said they are still tracking down the alleged victims and witnesses to help them with the case.

Penang Gerakan vice-chairman Oh Tong Keong yesterday came out with a video clip which carried a recorded discussion on making a payment to get a state government house. Oh said the content of the conversation in the video indicated that it was recorded last year and an assemblyman’s father was seen with a middleman attending to a complaint from a person believed to have made a payment but did not receive a house. — Bernama

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