KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Bintang’s DAP Member of Parliament Fong Kui Lun today lodged a police report over claims that he gave his consent to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) Bukit Bintang Youth chief, Mohd Noorhisyam Abd Karim to collect money for a Ramadan bazaar in the Kuala Lumpur city centre.
The report was lodged at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters here, today.
Fong, when interviewed after lodging the report, said he has no knowledge or information regarding the claims.
“I was informed of the claims from a reporter. I would like to stress that I never agreed to collecting any money for the Ramadan bazaar lots involved.
“Therefore, I lodged a report to enable the police to investigate whether any money was collected, either directly or indirectly.
“Apart from that, we also want to know if there were any elements of bribery connected with the approval of additional Ramadan bazaar lots by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
“For that reason, I will lodge a report on the same case at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Putrajaya, tomorrow morning,” he said.
Speaking further, he said that any matters involving Ramadan bazaar lots should be directly dealt with by the
traders, and not through a ‘middle person’ such as a representative from non-governmental organisations (NGO).
“We want to give fair chance to the traders. This matter has already been proposed to DBKL.
“We hope that after this, no more issues will crop up involving such lots,” he added.
On Monday, PPBM had lodged a report with MACC regarding the abuse of power and misappropriation of DBKL’s Ramadan bazaar site in Kuala Lumpur.
PPBM Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said that he asked MACC to investigate the case thoroughly and bring the culprit to justice.