MB: Kedah to cooperate with MACC on embezzlement claim


ALOR SETAR: The Kedah government is willing to cooperate with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on a claim of embezzlement of funds in the upgrading of a water treatment plant in Kuala Nerang.

Menteri Besar Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said the Kedah state government would leave the matter to the MACC to investigate and would assist if needed. The state government will not protect anyone.

“We need to look into the validity of the claim because they (PAS Youth) just made the claim.

“If it is true, the MACC can investigate the individuals without having to ask them to own up,” he said after the launch of the Fly Jalur Gemilang ceremony, here today.

Earlier, PAS Youth represented by Kedah PAS Youth chief Mohd Azam Abd Samat, lodged a report and urged the MACC to investigate allegations of the embezzlement of funds for the water treatment plant project in Kampung Mani, Kuala Nerang.