MACC widens Selangor probe

By Wani Muthiah, Christina Tan and Lourdes Charles, The Star

SHAH ALAM: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has widen its investigations in Selangor to cover the abuse of constituency development funds.

The office of Selangor exco member Ean Yong Hian Wah in the State Secretariat building here was raided yesterday by the MACC in connection with the investigations.

This could be the first time such a raid has been conducted in a State Secretariat.

A team comprising MACC officers from Selangor and Putrajaya entered Ean Yong’s office and seized a personal laptop belonging to his political secretary Teoh Beng Hock and a desktop computer which was state government property.

Teoh, 30, was asked to follow the officers back to the Selangor MACC office.

Officers went to Ean Yong’s 15th floor office at 3.45pm when he was downstairs at the assembly.

When Ean Yong reached his office, the officers were already inside. They, however, left when they saw a big group of journalists following Ean Yong.

They returned about 15 minutes later when the journalists were downstairs. The officers left the State Secretariat building at about 6pm.

MACC officers also visited Ean Yong’s service centre in Seri Kembangan as well as the centre belonging to Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lau Weng San earlier yesterday.

Ean Yong, who is Seri Kembangan assemblyman, is also Selangor DAP chief while Lau is the state secretary.

Lau, during a press conference at the assembly later, said the MACC had asked him questions about the community programmes he organised.

MACC, which confirmed that its officers also visited the offices of two other assemblymen, said the visits were part of investigations into allegations of abuse of constituency development funds.

Seven Pakatan Rakyat-elected representatives from the Petaling District are allegedly being investigated over the matter.

Besides Ean Yong and Lau, the others are Teresa Kok (Kinrara assemblyman), Elizabeth Wong (Bukit Lanjan), Dr Cheah Wing Yin (Damansara Utama), Edward Lee (Bukit Gasing) and Hannah Yeoh (Subang Jaya).

Kok had said told a press conference on Monday that even the recipients of the allocations were also quizzed by the MACC.