KUCHING, Aug 14: Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak calls on Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate into the Kuching musical fountain case instead of pursuing DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng and his wife, Betty Chew.
To DAP Pending assemblyman Violet Yong, there is no evidence to show that Lim and Chew received gratification but there are evidences showing that the RM31.89 million musical fountain is “tainted with questions of accountability and integrity”.
“I wish to stress that instead of wasting time and resources to go after leaders from Democratic Action Party who do not have any shred of evidence in receiving gratification, the MACC should put in more serious effort in keeping the people updated about the status of investigation respecting the Sarawak State Government’s RM31. 89 million musical fountain built in front of the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) Complex.
“It is a well known fact that the infamous RM31. 89 million musical fountain is tainted with questions of accountability and integrity, particularly the project was submitted, evaluated, approved and awarded within a short span of 36 days to a private company without any open tender.
“All the concerns and issues which I had voiced out many times concerning the project were vindicated in the second series of the Auditor General’s Report for 2018,” Yong alleged.
She said in December last year, she personally visited the headquarters of MACC office to hand over the evidences in order for the officers to conduct a thorough investigation on the musical fountain project.
“However, with great disappointment, for the past nine months, there was no progress report at all from MACC to keep the public informed about the subject matter.
“If MACC can be so efficient in investigating and charging both YB Lim Guan Eng and his wife in court which many see it as political prosecutions, why can’t MACC extend the same efficiency in going after those who involved in this musical fountain project that is handled through a suspicious manner?
“For this RM31. 89 million musical fountain project, MACC should waste no time in discharging their duties by quickly completing their investigative work and making sure those who had abused the power are being nailed down and received the necessary punishment under the law,” said Yong.-DayakDaily