Two pkr members under probe over shopping voucher irregularity

SHAH ALAM: Two members of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) are reportedly under investigation over a complaint of irregularity in the “Jom Shopping” (Let’s Go Shopping) programme voucher introduced by the PKR-led Selangor government.

PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, who disclosed this yesterday, said one of them had been suspended from the party pending completion of the investigation.

Saifuddin said the party took the action after being informed that the Selangor government was investigating a complaint on irregularity in the voucher involving two party members.

“PKR views the matter seriously and on June 13 2012, through its political bureau, instructed the party’s disciplinary committee to take appropriate action, including issuing a show-cause letter,” he said in a statement.

Saifuddin said PKR would not compromise with any member who commits misconduct, more so when the offence tarnishes the party’s good name and status.

The Selangor government introduced a one-off RM100 shopping voucher to needy people aged 60 and above in the state on July 15 last year.

A sum of RM10 million was allocated for the programme from the revenue garnered from sand mining undertaken by Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd (KSSB), a state government subsidiary. — Bernama

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