Pakatan Rakyat Sabah is now now gunning for Foreign Minister Anifah Aman.
KOTA KINABALU: Opposition party DAP has lodged a series of police reports against Foreign Minister Anifah Aman in Sabah over allegations that he has benefitted from RM400 million worth of timber dealings in the state.
DAP lodged police reports in Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Tawau after Anifah, the brother of Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman, was named in a MACC investigation into Sabah timber corruption.
Sabah DAP chairman Jimmy Wong said the party made the reports so that an investigation could be initiated into allegations that was published in news portal Sarawak Report on April 5.
He said the allegation was serious and calls for an immediate investigation and hopes that it can be swift.
It was reported that MACC investigations into the Micheal Chia case led to the revelations of tens of millions of ringgit worth of timber concessions which Musa had allegedly awarded his brother Anifah and nephew Hairul from the time he assumed power in 2003.
Chia, who is allegedly a Musa nominee, was detained by the Hong Kong authorities in 2008 while attempting to smuggle SG16 million (RM40 million) out of Hong Kong. On his arrest, Chia is said to have told the authorities that the money was for Musa.
Anifah: I don’t know anything
Meanwhile Anifah, who is Kimanis MP, has denied any knowledge of an MACC investigation on him, claiming that ‘someone’ was gunning for him.
“”I don’t know anything about it. Why don’t you ask the person who put it on? This is the first time I am hearing about it.
“Those concerned must be desperate to implicate me. I don’t play this kind of politics and refuse to be drawn into one,” Anifah reportedly told an online newsportal.
Earlier PKR gave Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak seven days to suspend Anifah and Musa pending an investigation into the RM400 million timber corruption scandal.
Sabah PKR secretary general Darell Leiking said he and national strategy director Rafizi Ramli had “thousands of documents” pertaining to the duo’s involvement and would expose them if Najib did not act.