Selangor’s Selcat urged to investigate appointments of local councillors

Johari Abdul urges party not to ignore claims of cronyism in the appointments of local councillors.

AMPANG: The PKR leader in charge of its MPs in the Dewan Rakyat has urged Selangor’s bipartisan committee on transparency to investigate allegations of cronyism and nepotism by two party leaders in the state who resigned their posts last week.

PKR chief whip Johari Abdul said both the party and the state’s Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) should not ignore the allegations.

“We can’t leave it as it is,” he said after attending an event where Rafizi Ramli officially announced his candidacy for the PKR deputy president’s post.

Selangor PKR Youth secretary Syed Badli Shah Syed Osman and Sabak Bernam PKR Youth chief Abdul Mutalib Ahmad have resigned from their posts, citing cronyism and nepotism in the appointment of local councillors.

Johari said it was important to investigate their claims, whether there had been corruption in the form of contracts through political appointments.

“These must be investigated and the outcome made public, and if there is any wrongdoing, action should be taken.”