LDP denies leader hauled up by MACC

KOTA KINABALU: Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) yesterday refuted reports published in several Chinese dailies that a heavyweight LDP leader has been interrogated with statement taken by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) pertaining to the alleged siphoning of RM 1.5 billion from rural infrastructure development funds.

LDP president Datuk Seri Panglima Teo Chee Kang, J.P. said the news reports were completely untrue and therefore the party felt the need to clarify the matter and clear the air.

Teo, who is also the Minister of Special Tasks, said the MACC had the right to call any individuals who could provide information to assist in its investigations.

“As responsible citizens, we have the obligation to cooperate with the authorities.

“However, no party leaders from LDP has been called by MACC to give their statements pertaining to the case to date,” he said in a press statement issued yesterday.

Teo said LDP would certainly cooperate with MACC to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“At this moment, all parties should give the commission space to conduct its investigation.

“We should not make unfounded speculations.”

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