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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Aide to meet MACC Wong’s statement to be recorded


PETALING JAYA: Wong Chuan How, the aide to Selangor exco member Ronnie Liu, will present himself at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office in Putrajaya on Thursday.

Wong, who was released on bail at 6.30pm on Friday, is expected to have his statement recorded.

He was arrested on Friday morning, after a scuffle with MACC officers, to assist in a probe over alleged abuse of development funds by several assemblymen.

At a press conference yesterday at the DAP headquarters here, Wong claimed the officers had not introduced themselves to him prior to his arrest.

“How am I to believe that they were really MACC officers?” he asked.

Wong, who is also Sepang municipal councillor, said the plainclothes officers had told him he was under arrest even after he had agreed to go with them to the MACC office in Putrajaya from his Sungai Pelek service centre.

“To be on the safer side and to avoid the repeat of the Teoh Beng Hock incident, I requested to make a police report before going with them to their (MACC) office,” he said.

Wong, 51, said he had prepared for the day’s appointment with MACC officers by getting everything ready, including the necessary documents and items required.

“I was initially summoned to assist in their investigations but instead they arrested me even before investigations were made,” he said.

Wong, whose right leg was seen bandaged, had been taken to the Serdang Hospital prior to his release after he complained of injuries.

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, who was also at the press conference, condemned the alleged high-handed way the MACC officers in handling Wong’s arrest.

He said the three officers, who had tried to arrest Wong, did not even provide the necessary identification to prove who they were.

Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said police would thoroughly investigate reports made by both Wong and the MACC after the incident.

“Action will taken against either side, if found breaking the law,” he told reporters after attending an end of training and convocation ceremony at the Kuala Lumpur Police Training Centre. - The Star.

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