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Ngeh is prepared to be investigated


IPOH: Perak DAP chairman Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham yesterday said he was prepared to be investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over his and his cousin, Nga Kor Ming's project in Kelantan.

The Beruas member of parliament and Sitiawan assemblyman said he had nothing to fear over the deal.

He, however, "advised" MACC not to waste its time to probe the matter as it would not be able to find any elements of corruption or wrongdoing on his or Nga's part.

"I have explained on numerous occasions how the deal came about. We have been very transparent.

"More importantly, we are also clean. As such, don't waste your time probing us."

He also urged the MACC to be fair in carrying out its duties as it had yet to get back to him on several reports against the state government.

"I want to remind the MACC that its job is to catch the corrupt people and not private enterprise. MACC has no business in private enterprise," he added.

Ngeh also said that it was not the public's business on where he obtained the money for the said land deal.

Nga, meanwhile, said allegations that the land deal given to him and Ngeh in lieu of the Perak Menteri Besar post was a lie.

He said said it was common knowledge that the state's menteri besar was chosen by the Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah back in 2008.

He said the ruler had chosen Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin after three names were submitted.

Nga called on MACC to be professional. "Show us you are impartial first before we can have any confidence in them."

The New Straits Times reported that the MACC was investigating the Kelantan government's joint-venture rubber and oil palm estate project with the company in which Ngeh and Nga had stakes.

A source said investigations are looking into ascertaining on whether there was elements of irregularities or inducement in the deal.





The location of the Kelantan government’s joint-venture rubber and oil palm estate project with the company in which Ngeh and Nga have stakes.

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