PETALING JAYA: Former minister Maszlee Malik has mocked those hurling allegations of corruption and misappropriation of funds at him, saying these individuals should look for “better” ones.
The Simpang Renggam MP said the recent claims levelled at him were “too lame”.
In a tweet, he also questioned the credibility of the sources quoted by news outlets who were described as informants.
“Yesterday (RM)50,000, today (RM)200,000? Honestly, allocation for a minister is more than that,” he wrote.
The Star had reported that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was probing a RM200,000 “gift” while Maszlee was the education minister.
The report also said the money was apparently meant for “political purposes”.
However, Maszlee laughed it off in his tweet, asking: “Political activities? Was I a party man then?”
The former minister recently accused anti-graft officers of intimidating his staff at his service centre.
MACC has denied this, stating that it was probing Maszlee after two complaints were filed against him.
Malaysiakini, quoting unnamed sources, had said the allegations involved money from a ministry supplier and the use of a Toyota Vellfire.
But Maszlee said he never owned such a vehicle.
“The one used during (the days in) the education ministry belongs to the government, not mine.”
He then mocked the sources quoted by the news outlets.
“Find other allegations, this one (is) too lame.”