By Nancy Nais
KUCHING, July 20: A full blown investigation on the allegations of corrupt practices against the Sarawak Governor could probably be carried out if Pakatan Harapan wins the next state election.
According to Sarawak Pakatan chairman Chong Chieng Jen, there are two factors that could have hampered investigations against the Head of State Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud at the moment.
The fact that he holds a a very high status in Sarawak could be one of the reasons, opined the Stampin MP.
He alleged that the sealing of the state Cabinet minutes of meetings for the past decades as official secrets, as the other reason.
“The documents, where records of state government approving various projects, are classified as official secrets. Therefore we do not have access to it,” he claimed, when met by reporters at Hui Sing Park, here, today.
Chong, who is also Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs was replying to Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) urging him to clear the Governor’s name in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigations.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong recently said that MACC was not reopening its graft investigation against Taib, as it had no new leads.
The de facto law minister acknowledged that MACC had received information from Sarawak Report and environmental group Bruno Manser Fund, but the information was the same as the previous investigation paper MACC had opened.
He insisted that the state Pakatan was not making baseless accusations, but that investigations should be carried out thoroughly.
“The way I see it, a full blown investigation against the Governor can only happen if the state government changed, and this is the same situation at the federal side,” he said. — DayakDaily