Retired journalist lodges MACC report against assistant minister

Ng (right) speaking to reporters as Joseph (left) listens at the state MACC headquarters.

By Nigel Edgar

KUCHING, Feb 8: Retired journalist Joseph Tawie today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against Assistant Minister of Entrepreneur and Small, Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais over alleged abuse of power and corruption.

The report was not lodged over his recent Facebook posting, which led to his (Joseph) arrest on Feb 2 by the police. Joseph, who was later released on police bail, defended his Facebook posting by lodging a counter police report against Naroden on Feb 4.

“I am not going to lodge a report with the MACC against Naroden over my Facebook posting. I’ll let the police do the investigation. But I am going to lodge a (MACC) report on a much bigger issue that could open a can of worms against him,” he told reporters before entering the MACC state headquarters near Jalan Tun Jugah here this morning.

Joseph said his report would be on Naroden purported possessions of vast tracts of land around Simunjan.

“In this respect, I am handing over to the MACC some documents,” he said.

Joseph revealed that former Padungan assemblyman Dominique Ng would be assisting him in his MACC report.

Meanwhile, Ng said Joseph’s MACC report was connected to his recent report on a land grab issue. — DayakDaily