Suspend projects awarded by ‘corrupt’ trio, says DAP man

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PETALING JAYA: Suspend all projects and contracts approved by the three senior civil servants recently nabbed for alleged graft, a DAP lawmaker said today.

Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said this in response to the arrest of the trio — from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), Public Works Department (JKR), and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) — by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

He said the MACC should hunt down the individuals or companies that are said to have bribed the three officers.

“Not only that, the agencies where the trio work, should temporarily suspend all projects and contracts awarded by the suspects while MACC carries out its probe,” he said, adding that if any of the projects were found to be tainted by corruption, it should be revoked and put back for tender.

Lim also urged the MACC to probe the three suspects’ deputies and secretaries, for not reporting their bosses’ alleged illegal activities.

He demanded that disciplinary action be taken against the three agencies’ integrity departments for their oversight.

The three men were nabbed earlier this week for alleged graft, abuse of power and money laundering.

They comprise of a “Datuk Seri” from DBKL and two “Datuks” attached to the JKR and TNB, respectively.

Following the arrests, MACC seized luxury cars, froze bank accounts containing more than RM13 million, as well as RM400,000 in cash.

All three men are under remand for seven days starting yesterday.