Another councillor in trouble over ‘letter of support’

By Fazy Sahir, Free Malaysia Today

SHAH ALAM: After the sacking of Klang councillor Tee Boon Hock, the Selangor government has now switched its attention to his peer, councillor Hamidah Mat Sum in relation to a ‘letter of support’ she wrote to aid her husband’s business.

This allegation against Hamidah was raised by Kapar MCA chief Song Kee Chai(pic). Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim said yesterday that the state will investigate the allegations.

“This is the first time I have heard of it…we will investigate,” he said.

Song alleged that since 2009, Hamidah had issued four to five ‘letters of support’ to assist her husband Jan Sakimah to secure contracts from the Klang City Council.

Song who is also a former councillor, yesterday lodged a police report against Hamidah. He is also contemplating lodging a similar report with the MACC.

Pushed to comment further, Khalid said investigation into allegations against Hamidah would be similar to the probe on Tee.

“If there is truth in these allegations, then the state will take the necessary action. If it is true the department too, will face action.

“We do not want to encourage more speculation on the issue. We will investigate and only call up the YDP if there is sufficient evidence.

“Only then will we take action against the councillor,” Khalid said.

MACC officer at KSSB

On another matter, Khalid Ibrahim has invited the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to place an officer at Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd (KSSB) office, a state owned subsidiary.

The offer is in keeping with the state government’s commitment in practicing a transparent and efficient administration aimed at enhancing public confidence towards the KSSB’s operation.