KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Johor assemblyman Wong Shu Qi breached secrecy laws when she cited contents of a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation paper, Johor Mentri Besar Khalid Nordin said today.
Speaking in the state assembly, he also denied he was corrupt as portrayed in the document from the investigation into a former Johor executive councillor.
“I am grateful for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s swift action in verifying this; first, it means a classified document has been leaked. This means that, by citing from it, Senai (representative Wong) has violated official secrets in the House,” he was quoted as saying by national news agency Bernama.
“Secondly, the document was selectively released with additions to the original. This means that the contents are false, inaccurate and removed from the original.”
Khalid also labelled his accusers of malice and attempting to smear him, and stressed that neither he nor his administration was corrupt, adding that he was doing all in his power to combat the menace.
Last month, about 150 pages purporting to be MACC investigation documents were posted anonymously on a local blog, and contained details of alleged cash payments to Khaled for facilitating the sale of Bumiputra land.
The document also purported to contain a statement from property consultant Amir Shariffuddin Abd Raub, whose lawyer has since denied that his client said the things contained within.
Amir Shariffuddin, 44, together with ex-Johor Housing and Local Government Committee chairman Abd Latif and the latter’s eldest son, were charged with a total of 21 counts of money laundering amounting to RM35.78 million in connection with a massive land scandal in the southern state on June 15.