Monday June 25, 2012
MACC officers monitoring allegations against Faekah
KOTA BARU: Anti-corruption officers are monitoring the allegations of power abuse by political secretary Faekah Husin, who is said to be embroiled in a spat with Selangor PKR bigwigs.
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy commissioner Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull said the MACC would make its move if any element of corruption surfaced.
Faekah, the political secretary to Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, had reportedly issued a letter of support for a company that applied for a state government contract.
She had allegedly used a letterhead of the Mentri Besar’s office in support of the law firm, where her nephew is said to have a stake.
In her defence, Khalid said Faekah’s action was not in violation of ethics because the letter only asked for the application to be considered.
He said the legal firm said to belong to Faekah’s relatives was never given any project from the Selangor government.
“Although it is public knowledge that Faekah had admitted she had submitted a letter recommending her relative, it is still not an offence,” Mohd Shukri said at the opening of the new RM25mil Kelantan MACC headquarters by the Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Mohamad V here yesterday.
“However, if she sits as one of the board of directors and elected her brother or sister to secure services, then there is an element of power abuse,” added Mohd Shukri.