Office of Penang exco member raided by MACC

 |Aug 11, 2017
Members of the press waiting outside the Penang state administration office in Komtar today. – Courtesy pic.

GEORGE TOWN: The office of a Penang state executive councillor was raided by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) this morning following its investigations into an illegal factory in Kampung Sungai Lembu.

It is understood that the councillor, who is also a DAP assemblyman was questioned for more than an hour by MACC officers.

The officers arrived at 11.30 this morning before making their way to the 53rd floor of the Komtar building where the councillor’s office is located.

Journalists at the scene were not allowed in and the officers left the building at 12.50pm.

On Thursday, MACC personnel also seized documents relating to the Kampung Sungai Lembu factory from the Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP).

The factory was also raided last week by MACC together with other enforcement agencies after they received complaints from villagers who feared for their safety because of the fumes emitted from the factory.

It is learnt that the factory processes carbon filters and has been operating for the past decade.

The villagers claimed that the factory sits on a piece of agricultural land in an oil palm estate.

The operations against the illegal factory which began a few days ago also involved officers from the Immigration Department, Department of Environment (DOE) and the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).

Yesterday, MACC officers also seized documents containing information on the factory in Kampung Sungai Lembu from the Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP).

The documents were taken from a councillor’s office in Bandar Perda at about 10.30am before leaving about three hours later. – MO