Association lodges report with MACC over two Penang state councillors

 |Aug 21, 2017
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GEORGE TOWN: Persatuan Kebajikan Surplus Pulau Pinang has reported an alleged misuse of power by councillors of a Penang municipal council to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Its chairman Sophian Mohd. Zain said the association is suspicious after a councillor who takes home an allowance of RM4,000 per month is eligible to rent a unit of the Sungai Pinang People’s Housing Programme (PPR) at RM100 per month.

Sophian claimed that the councillor also holds a post at the flat’s Residents Association.

“We already know that the PPR is meant for those of low income so how can he be staying there,” he told reporters outside the Penang MACC office in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah here today before lodging the report.

He said the report will also include another councillor who holds a post with the Permatang Damar Laut Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK).

Sophian claimed that the councillor is in charge of taking care of the area of which he is a JKKK member.

“This is an obvious conflict of interest in carrying out his duties.

“How can the state government who claims to uphold the Capability, Accountability and Transparency (CAT) policy allow for such things to happen?” he added. – MO