I earn my keep. I neither steal nor rob, says Padungan rep

Wong holding a copy of his police report.

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KUCHING, August 26: Padungan assemblyman Wong King Wei lodged a police report yesterday against a Facebook account holder for defamatory accusations that he had amassed wealth after being appointed a “government official” and having a lot of “kangtau” (deals) after the May 9 general election.

In his own social media page, Wong, who is also a lawyer, said what was written about him were “baseless accusations” and had every “intend to hurt” him.

He said the fact of the matter was that he had neither been given any government post nor any allocation after the election, which saw Pakatan Harapan (PH) coming into power.

On the pictures of luxury cars purportedly owned by him, he wondered how the person who posted the message knew those were his dream cars.

“My goodness! It is really my dream to have the latest Alphard and BMW X5.  Presently, I don’t have them.

“The posting said I have three cars. I checked my garage, count properly, and found that there was no third car. Perhaps my child’s bicycle can be considered the third car?” asked Wong.

On his present house, he said it cost RM1.26 million, but he could only afford it after selling off his previous home for RM1 million.

He revealed that he bought his house in 2016 and purchased his two cars in 2013 and 2017, which are well before May 9, 2018.

“Now I still owe the bank RM1.1 million (overall),” Wong wrote. “This is such an embarrassing fact to reveal. I have been a lawyer for 11 years and every lawyer who shares the same credentials as me is doing better than me. I must thank my lucky star though that the price of my former house appreciated, actually doubled.

“I earn my keep. I neither steal nor rob.”

Wong added that the person who smeared his name was probably ignorant of the fact that it was hard for DAP lawyers to make money because developers were generally reluctant to engage them.

“SUPP lawyers, however, stand a better chance in this regard. For us, we only have higher chances with difficult cases that no lawyers would want to take. And because of that, a lot of our lawyers are trained to handle complicated cases,” he said.

Wong stressed that he had been trying hard to protect his family all this while.

“Now that the social media page has made my home address public, my greater worry now is that that person may make my family photo public, too,” said Wong. — DayakDaily