May 4, 2007

Pandora's Box is unveiled for CM Sarawak Taib?

Last month, PM Abdullah was asked about a Japan Times report which allegedly implicated Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Taib Mahmud in a 1.1 billion yen (RM32 million) timber export kickbacks, he said no formal reports had been presented to him. Now formal report has been reported, and a formal investigation has begun, so what will be outcome result?

(MalaysiaKini) The Anti-Corruption Agency has started investigations into media reports implicating Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud and his family in an alleged RM32 million 'kickbacks' paid by Japanese shipping companies carrying Sarawak logs to Japan.

This was revealed by a senior state ACA officer Supt Roslan Rambli this afternoon when a state Parti Keadilan Rakyat delegation went to Sarawak ACA headquarters in Kuching to enquire the status of investigations following a report lodged on April 13.

The report was made following Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's call to any interested parties to make official reports before the ACA could act.

The PKR delegation was led by state chief Wan Zainal Abidin Wan Senusi and included his deputy Baharuddin Mokhsen and party’s state legal advisor See Chee How.

The state ACA chief Mohd Yusoff Akope was not present but according to Wan Zainal, he has confirmed he would meet them on May 9 at 3.30pm to discuss an update on the matter.

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