Guan Eng alleges abuse of power and asks MACC to investigate Ismail Sabri and Takiyuddin under the guise of DPM transactions.

Canopy Hayashi (center) is depicted at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on June 28, 2022, along with Pakatan’s leader and his lawyer. — Photo by Hari Anggara

John Bunyan

Friday, July 15, 2022 12:57 PM MYT

Kuala Lumpur, July 15-Insisted on abuse of power, federal opposition lawmaker Lim Guan Engyu told Malaysia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and PAS Minister Datuk Seri Takiyudin. Investigating Hassan, Deputy Prime Minister Bersatu.

Lim pointed out news reports, saying that Takiyudin has openly acknowledged the drafting of a DPM agreement that would personally benefit the Ismail Sabri and Pelicatan Nacional (PN) coalition, which is not in the national interest.

“Mr. Takiyudin publicly acknowledged that he had drafted the agreement not as a party but as a minister of the Prime Minister’s Office (parliament and law).

“Mr. Takiyudin added that as the then minister, who held a portfolio of parliament and law, all legal document issues were dealt with by him.

“This publicly admits to abuse his power and abuse the ministerial position, not for the national interest or the interests of political parties, but for the political interests of the Prime Minister and PN,” Lim said today. Said in a statement.

Takiyudin is the Secretary-General of PAS and is currently the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Ismail Sabri Cabinet.

PAS is a member of PN, along with Versatu, led by former Prime Minister Ismail Sabri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

On behalf of the DAP, Lim, as National Chairman, accused current government leaders of treating their public status as private property used for their own personal gain.

“This not only appoints politicians and government members who do not have the professional competence or technical expertise of the current government to the head of the board or GLC that manages tens of billions of linguits of public assets. Even in the unprecedented appointment of Umno politicians, he will be chairman of the Securities Commission. “

He mentioned Datuk SeriAwangAdek Hussin, who replaced Datuk SyedZahid Albar after a famous court dispute involving financially distressed oil and gas company Serba Dinamik in late April.

Lim also questioned whether MACC would demonstrate its independence and investigate Ismail Sabri and Takiyudin for alleged abuse of power.

“Or is MACC going to prove once again that it is just a political tool that is weaponized for the benefit of the current government?” He asked.

On July 12, Takiyudin approved the drafting of an “Memorandum of Understanding” between PN and Ismail Sabri in August 2021 for the post of Deputy Prime Minister.

However, a PAS man also pointed out that the post of Deputy Prime Minister was not stipulated in the Federal Constitution.

PAS President Tansria Budurhadiawan had previously denied the existence of a alleged DPM transaction, but PN Chair Muhyiddin said at the Bersatu counterpart that the former should ask Takiidin about it.

Hadi later admitted that there was a DPM debate when Ismail Sabri was inaugurated as Prime Minister on behalf of Muhyiddin, but claimed that there was no official agreement. Guan Eng alleges abuse of power and asks MACC to investigate Ismail Sabri and Takiyuddin under the guise of DPM transactions.

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