(The Malaysian Insider) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is still mulling the possibility of investigating two high-profile controversies — the Scorpene submarine scandal and claims that Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail had accepted bribes from a construction firm, a deputy minister said today.
“At this point, on those issues raised, I can only say that they are under the consideration of the MACC,” deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk V.K. Liew told the Dewan Rakyat today.
The Sandakan MP was replying to a supplementary question from Gobind Singh Deo (DAP-Puchong) during Question Time on what action the graftbusting agency has taken in the two controversies.
“If no action has been taken, please explain why,” the DAP leader asked.
Blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin had alleged last August 23 that Abdul Gani (picture) had received bribes from Datuk Vincent Lye, the former deputy executive chairman of construction firm Ho Hup Sdn Bhd, in exchange for help in a boardroom tussle.
Abdul Gani later denied the claims but according to previous news reports, the MACC raided the firm’s corporate office in Bandar Bukit Jalil in September and took several files as part of their investigations.
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