Anti-corruption group says crucial for MACC to probe claims Sabah reps offered millions to defect

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) must investigate Sabah assemblymen’s allegation that they were offered millions of ringgit to abandon Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal’s state administration, said the Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4).

(MMO) – The group pointed out that the allegations already became public earlier this month, prior to Shafie’s dissolution of the state assembly yesterday.

“One of such cases is of Lahad Datu representative, Dumi Pg Masdal where he claimed that he had received an offer of RM5 million from one person and RM20 million from another person, including a ministerial position to jump over.

“Besides Dumi, all DAP elected representatives in the state of Sabah had also come forward and exposed to the media that they too are being harassed and offered money and position to abandon Shafie’s government. Sabah Youth and Sports Minister Ginger Phoong exposed that he was called by a young Chinese man and was offered the deputy chief minister’s post and told that he would be linked up directly with Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin.

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