Press Statement: DAP Sabah Lodge Police Report to Probe “Amangate” Claim
DAP Sabah today has lodged police report in four police stations in Tawau, Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu and Penampang calling for the Police to investigate the authenticity of the news as reported in the Sarawak Report website for two consecutive days alleging that the Foreign Minister Anifah Aman and Chief Minister Musa Aman named in the investigation by MACC into Sabah timber corruption.
The allegations by the “whistleblower website” are very serious. According to the Sarawak report, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigating on the S$16 million cash smuggling case in Hong Kong had concluded that the Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman had corruptly issued timber licences to his brother Foreign Minister Anifah Aman worth RM400 millions. However, the Federal Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail has refused to pursue the case.
The latest development on the issue was Parti Keadilan has given Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak seven days to act on the scandal. Meanwhile, Anifah Aman has claimed that he has no knowledge of the said allegations.
DAP Sabah has initially given the MACC three days to respond to the Sarawak Report website news report. Following the latest development, DAP Sabah Chief, Jimmy Wong said, “If the allegations are true, it is one of the largest and most extensive investigations ever undertaken by MACC that involved sums amounting to billions of ringgit that are siphoned out of the State through corruption at the highest level”. The Sri Tanjung State Assemblyman urged the police to step in to investigate the authenticity of the news report by Sarawak Report website.