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Azmin’s aide questioned over statement against MACC

 | August 29, 2017

In the statement, Yin Shao Loong had questioned the MACC raids on Unisel offices as well as the Menteri Besar Inc (MBI) office.


PETALING JAYA: An aide to Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali claims he is being questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over a statement he had issued regarding the anti-graft agency’s raids on Universiti Selangor (Unisel).

“It is apparently related to the media statement I released last week in response to the raids,” Yin Shao Loong, who is Azmin’s strategic communications director, told FMT in a text message this afternoon.

This followed Yin’s announcement on Twitter this morning that he had been summoned by MACC under Section 30(1)(a) of the MACC Act 2009 in relation to the agency’s investigations into Unisel after a report was filed by Kelana Jaya Umno Youth.

Speaking to FMT, Yin said he had done nothing wrong and was only carrying out his duty as Azmin’s aide.

“All I did was issue a simple media statement calling for professional conduct by MACC, and stating that the staff of the state and its companies would cooperate with any investigation.

“Releasing the statement was part of my duties as a press officer,” he said.

In the statement, Yin had questioned the MACC raids on Unisel offices and the Menteri Besar Inc (MBI) office. He alleged that the raids were an attempt to smear the Selangor state government’s image.

Yin said in questioning him for the statement, MACC appeared to be employing harassment tactics despite its clear assurances that it would not do so.

He added however that he would cooperate with the investigation.

“Though I question why there was a need to take my statement, about my statement. So I simply repeated what I had said earlier.”

On Aug 22, MACC seized documents after raids were carried out at the Unisel offices in Shah Alam and Bestari Jaya, the private company’s office at Desa Pandan, Kuala Lumpur, and Bestari Jaya, and also the MBI office at the state administrative building in Shah Alam.

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.

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

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.

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