Wednesday, June 11, 2008

MB's aide quizzed by ACA - NST

SHAH ALAM: Jun 11, 2008

An aide of the Selangor menteri besar was questioned by the Anti-Corruption Agency yesterday for allegedly being involved in approving contracts for cleaning and garbage collection in Petaling Jaya.

The officer, who is in his 40s, voluntarily went to the state ACA headquarters at Plaza Masalam at 6pm and was questioned for four hours.

Selangor ACA director Jaafar Mahad confirmed that the officer was called to provide a statement to facilitate investigations.

He said statements were also recorded from officers of the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBJB) and Alam Flora.

Jaafar refused to elaborate further, adding that they would complete investigations soon.

ACA investigations were initiated after a report was lodged by four Parti Keadilan Rakyat members last week.

The group alleged irregularities in the approval of cleaning and rubbish collection contracts approved by the official.

They also claimed the contracts were awarded without the knowledge of the menteri besar.

Previously, it was reported that PKR members from Kuala Selangor, Tanjong Karang and Shah Alam divisions had lodged a police report against the officer before lodging another report with the ACA.

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