Probe on RM50,000 wooden jetty project still ongoing, says Sarawak MACC director

Zaki speaks to reporters while Darul Hana Patingan Mosque chairman Zamhari Hashim looks on.

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, April 16: The investigation on the construction of the RM50,000 wooden jetty project in Kampung Mutap, Bekenu is still ongoing, says Sarawak Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) director Mohd Zaki Hassan.

He said the MACC would check into the claims made by certain quarters who alleged that the jetty pole was not entirely built using the “belian” timber as stated by the Sarawak Public Works Department (JKR).

“JKR has stated that the construction involved belian timber, but the locals have alleged that only the poles were made from belian timber.

“Thus, the investigation is still going on. We will check to determine whether the allegation was true,” he told reporters after attending Ihya Ramadan and breaking fast programme at Darul Hana Patingan Mosque in Kuching today.

He further informed that the MACC’s statement on April 12 only reflected the investigation’s initial findings.

“However, the final report of the case will be brought to the deputy public prosecutor.

“As of now, the initial findings have found no element of corruption in the jetty construction as issued by the MACC headquarters,” he added.

Zaki further mentioned that the corruption issue should not be placed into the responsibility of the MACC alone.

“The role as eyes and ears (for the community) must also come from the people.

“In this case, if the village chief finds elements of corruption, then report it to us. If it falls within the jurisdiction of MACC, we can conduct an investigation,” he emphasised. — DayakDaily