Selcat should probe RPK’s claims

Selangor MCA has reminded the state Pakatan Rakyat government of its 2008 pledge to rid the system of corruption and to promote instead merit based policies.

(Free Malaysia Today) – MCA has called for a public inquiry into allegations made by popular blogger, Raja Petra Kamarudin on corruption and abuse of power in Selangor.

Selangor MCA liaison committee secretary Wong Koon Mun said  the Selangor Capability, Accountability and Transparency Committee (Selcat) should conduct a public inquiry on the allegations made by Raja Petra through his blog, Malaysia Today.

“The blogger had listed two issues which warrant a probe. There is no reason to delay this,” said Wong in a statement issued today.

Yesterday, Raja Petra, who goes by the monicker RPK, alleged that PKR deputy president Azmin Ali’s brother-in-law, Johan Taharin, had demanded bribes from a developer in the state who was having difficulty getting project approvals from the state.

He also claimed that a large chunk of  Petaling Jaya City Hall (MBPJ) legal works had been out-sourced to law firms linked to several PKR leaders.

Among the leaders said to be involved in the MBPJ issue were PKR vice-president N Surendran, Subang MP R Sivarasa and MBPJ councillors Lateefa Koya and Derrick Fernandez.

The allegations came in response to a challenge made by the Selangor state government to RPK, asking him to produce evidence of abuse of power in the state.