KUCHING, May 25 — The Sarawak PKR Youth has been challenged to lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) for allegedly receiving RM1 million from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak before the 2013 general election.
SUPP Youth chief Michael Tiang today said state PKR Youth deputy head Jeffery Mok should not just make accusations in the media, but also voluntarily lodge the report with MACC.
“If MACC were to carry out the investigation after a proper report is lodged, I, as SUPP Youth chief, am willing to assist voluntarily with the investigation,” Tiang said in response to Mok’s claim earlier today that SUPP had received RM500,000 from Najib on February 9, 2012 and another RM500,000 on April 5, 2013.
Mok had urged MACC to conduct an investigation if there was any connection between the 1MDB scandal and RM1 million allegedly given by Najib to SUPP.
He had also claimed that the two cheques bore the same bank account number as Najib’s private bank account number through which the former prime minister had allegedly received the “donation” from a Saudi prince.
Tiang said should a party wish to make an allegation against SUPP, they should go through the proper channels and not resort to social media or press statements to smear its reputation.
He said SUPP is against corruption and whoever is guilty of the practice should face the full brunt of the law.
“I would like to point out that, by making a press statement urging MACC to carry out their investigation duties, Mok has not discharged his duty as a responsible citizen,” Tiang said.