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Likas rep baffled by action now over incident 3 years ago

 | September 14, 2017

Junz Wong says he had already admitted his mistake and apologised for it, adding that the action against him appears to be politically motivated.

junz-wong-suria-sabahKOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) vice-president Junz Wong is at a loss as to why some quarters are still pursuing him over an incident that happened three years ago.

“I believe people are way over it. I am over it. I made a mistake and I am not afraid to admit it and I have apologised openly,” he told FMT.

The incident in question occurred in 2014, when a woman sustained injuries after she was allegedly robbed and assaulted by an “illegal immigrant” at a shopping complex.

Following investigations, however, the woman admitted that the incident had never taken place and that she had made up the story.

Wong was accused of using the story to cause panic among members of the public when he highlighted the incident on his Facebook page.

He had protested, saying he was only trying to help and had even convinced the woman to lodge a police report so that authorities could investigate the matter and take necessary action.

However, the first-term Likas assemblyman was suspended from the Sabah state legislative assembly for six months after he was accused of sensationalising and misleading the house and the public on a crime that had not occurred.

Yesterday, Gerakan Akar Umbi Umno Malaysia (Gaum) chairman Zulkarnain Mahdar claimed the Sabah attorney-general’s office had informed him in July that investigation papers against Wong would be completed this year.

Wong however said he was unaware of such action and that this was the first time he had heard of it.

“I have not received any notice at all from the AG’s office. But it is up to the stakeholders to take action against me.

“I am sorry for the misunderstanding and I hope the public and those in authority will see my sincerity and decide to let bygones be bygones.

“However, I honestly think this whole thing is politically motivated. Because if it wasn’t, it would have been forgotten a long time ago,” he said.

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