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(File pix) Datuk Sivarraajh Chandran, who is appealing the court’s decision, has denied any corruption or bribery on his part. NSTP/ Mohd Yusni Ariffin
(File pix) Datuk Sivarraajh Chandran, who is appealing the court’s decision, has denied any corruption or bribery on his part. NSTP/ Mohd Yusni Ariffin

BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is investigating and gathering evidence on Cameron Highlands member of parliament Datuk C. Sivarraajh’s alleged corrupt practices.

This follows the Election Court’s recent decision to nullify Sivarraajh’s victory in the parliamentary seat.

Judge Datuk Azizah Nawawi held that corrupt practices had been proved to have been committed with the knowledge and consent of the respondent (Sivarraajh) in the election, namely giving money to voters to induce them to vote for Barisan Nasional.

Sivarraajh, who is appealing the court’s decision, has denied any corruption or bribery on his part.

MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull said: “The court’s decision (on Cameron Highlands) was based on evidence by witnesses.

“However, for MACC, we must have proof beyond reasonable doubt before we can proceed with prosecution.

“So, we are still investigating and gathering evidence,” he said.

Asked whether MACC had received any report on the matter, he said: “There is no need for any report. We can investigate based on media reports.”

Earlier, Shukri launched the train body wrapping campaign to spread the anti-corruption message to Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) passengers at the Butterworth train station before proceeding to the Bukit Mertajam train station on a commuter.

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