MCA should probe RM16 mil in election funds, says DAP

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng says MCA should not claim ignorance over the election fund.

GEORGE TOWN: MCA should investigate the source of the RM16.5 million fund they allegedly received from Barisan Nasional (BN) during the 13th General Election (GE13).

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the previous MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek had admitted last year that MCA was among the political parties which had received the election funds.

“Now, the current president should investigate the source of the funds instead of washing his hands off. If it was from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, it should be returned back to the rakyat,” he told reporters here today.

He said Wee Ka Siong, as the current president of MCA, should not be ignorant about the matter and wash his hands off by claiming that the party did not receive a single cent.

Lim said this in response to an English daily report today which quoted Wee as saying that since he became MCA deputy president on Dec 21, 2014, the party had not received any funds.

It was reported in October last year that Chua had openly admitted that former BN president Najib Razak had distributed a total of RM470 million to BN component parties in the 2013 general election and MCA was one of the recipients.