MACC officers seize papers from exco’s office

(NST) SHAH ALAM: Two days after failing to enter the office of a Selangor executive councillor, a team of five Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers from Putrajaya successfully raided and seized several documents from the office of Rodziah Ismail at the State Secretariat building here yesterday.


They arrived at her office on the second floor about 3pm and confiscated documents believed to be related to the Sementa constituency allocations.

Rodziah, a Parti Keadilan Rakyat exco, is in charge of the Sementa constituency where Datuk Abdul Rahman Palil from Barisan Nasional is the assemblyman.

The raid was a result of a report lodged by corruption watchdog Gerak of alleged abuse of constituency funds amounting to RM375,000 by a Pakatan Rakyat assemblyman recently.

The officers left Rodziah's office after two hours and went to the Klang Land Office with Rodziah's special officer Mohd Saadon Mohar to get other related documents.

Saadon said the MACC's visit to the office was not a surprise as the latter had already sent a notice earlier.

He said on Wednesday, MACC officers had contacted him to obtain documents concerning allocations for the Sementa constituency last year and this year.

"They took copies of the documents from Rodziah's office before going to the Klang Land Office to get other related documents, including payment vouchers involving the allocations for Sementa," said Saadon, who was accompanied by a state-appointed lawyer known only as Zuliana.

Rodziah, the Women Affairs, Science, Technology and Innovation Committee chairman, was not at her office during the raid.

Saadon said when he left at 6.45pm, the officers were still at the land office.

Saadon said he would be called in for questioning later.