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MACC held me longer over my tweet, claims Azmin’s aide

 | August 29, 2017

'What is the point of detaining me for over five hours if it is not harassment?' asks Yin Shao Loong.

Yin-Shao-Loong-sprm-1PUTRAJAYA: Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali’s aide, Yin Shao Loong, who was called in for questioning by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today, claimed he was held back for a longer period over his Twitter post on the summons.

He said he was detained for another two hours after MACC officers had finished questioning him regarding a press statement he had issued on Aug 22, commenting on raids conducted on several state government offices.

“They held me further because they realised that I had tweeted a picture of the MACC summons last night,” Yin, who is Azmin’s strategic communications director, told reporters outside the MACC headquarters here.

He said when the officers asked him why he had posted the summons, he said: “This is my personal account, and I tweet whatever I wish to.”

Earlier today, Yin said he was called in by the anti-graft agency for questioning over comments he had made on the MACC raids at Universiti Selangor (Unisel) and Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI) last week.

MACC officers had raided the offices over claims of what is believed to be a payment dispute between Unisel and a former contractor.

The contractor, Jana Niaga, was said to have carried out maintenance works at the Unisel campus in Bestari Jaya, Kuala Selangor.

Anti-graft officers also raided Jana Niaga’s office in Desa Pandan.

The raids came about a month after MBI threatened legal action against anyone accusing it of corruption related to an alleged payment made to Jana Niaga.

Azmin, who is PKR deputy president, later said MBI would cooperate with MACC on all matters related to the investigation, but criticised the “harassment and intimidation” against MBI and Unisel.

He said this was due to jealousy of what the Selangor state government has managed to achieve.

Speaking today, Yin said he was not scared about being summoned by MACC but added that he had not been “100% confident about how things would go today”.

He ruled out the possibility of being arrested as he has no knowledge of the ongoing dispute between Unisel and Jana Niaga.

However, he again questioned MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad’s statement that MACC was not harassing the state government.

“What is the point of detaining me for over five hours if it is not harassment?” he asked.

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