Tearing a legal notice in the presence of reporters, the Nibong Tebal MP dares DAP's Teo Nie Ching to take him to court.
PETALING JAYA: Nibong Tebal MP Tan Tee Beng today dared Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching to sue him instead of sending legal notices demanding an apology over allegations that she misappropriated funds meant for the rental of her constituency’s service centre.
“Sue me yourself, Teo Nie Ching. I clearly stated that you were involved.
“I don’t need this drama,” said Tan as he tore the legal notice sent by the DAP MP’s aide Chan Huan Guan in the presence of the media during a press conference at a restaurant here.
In June this year, Tan alleged that Chan collected as much as RM18,000 in kickbacks since 2009.
Chan denied the allegations which prompted Tan to deliver evidence of the alleged fraudulent practice to MACC.
Former DAP member, Yap Kon Min, who first exposed this matter also filed a case against Teo with the Bar Council since the latter was a lawyer by profession.
Teo however objected to Bar Council’s preliminary inquiry since Chan was only an aide to do constituency related work.
She was reported to have said that even if the allegations were true it was within the jurisdiction of the police and MACC to investigate the matter.
Tan claimed that the building was rented out for RM1,000 but only RM500 was paid to the landlord and the balance was allegedly pocketed by Teo.
In addition to that Tan also revealed claims for RM1,000 was made by Teo since January 2009 even though the latter had began using the building in June.
In the latest development, the landlord, a former Taman Megah DAP branch leader, signed a statutory declaration yesterday and would be giving his statement to MACC in the next two days.
In the statutory declaration, the landlord mentioned that no written agreement was signed.