Thursday, March 21

I will give full cooperation in any MACC probe, assures Naroden

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Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais

KUCHING: Assistant Minister of E-Commerce Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais says he will render his full cooperation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) if a probe is conducted against him.

Mohd Naroden, who is also Assistant Minister of Entrepreneur and Small, Medium Enterprise Development, said this when responding to news reports that MACC would call him up for questioning if needed, following a report lodged against him.

“As the matter had been reported to the MACC, it’s best to leave the matter to them. I will render my fullest cooperation to the MACC.

“With regards to the subject matter of the court case, I cannot comment as it’s still pending before court. Otherwise it would subjudice,” said the Gedong assemblyman in a statement.

On Thursday, MACC Sarawak director Razim Mohd Noor confirmed that the commission has received a report claiming that Mohd Norden had abused his power for self-gratification.

Razim told Bernama that the commission would conduct a probe and if needed, summon Mohd Naroden for questioning.

The MACC report was filed by retired journalist Joseph Tawie on Feb 8 in which he accused Mohd Naroden of abuse of power and corruption.

Former Padungan assemblyman Dominique Ng, who is a lawyer, assisted Joseph in lodging the report.

Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip had told reporters on Sunday that the Sarawak government will support and cooperate with MACC on any alleged corruption case involving its officers or ministers.