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By Geryl Ogilvy
KUCHING, July 3: A report has been lodged with the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to investigate Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP), which is among the 41 respondents allegedly receiving money linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
Democratic Action Party Socialist Youth (DAPSY) Kuching committee member Sim Kiat Leng, who lodged the report in Putrajaya last Friday, urged RoS to scrutinise the party and see if there was any breach of the Societies Act 1966.
Sim told reporters at DAP headquarters here today that in 2016, a Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Youth member had lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) claiming that SUPP had received money from former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The money is purportedly from the 1MDB fund.
Meanwhile, the SUPP secretariat, in a statement on June 21, said the party would allow the law to take its course regarding MACC’s civil forfeiture action. The party hopes for closure to be finally at hand.
The secretariat said SUPP, on June 26 last year, received a notice from its bank informing that the party headquarters’ account was frozen by the MACC. It added that the party received further notice on Sept 24 that the account was seized by MACC. — DayakDaily