KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law) Datuk Liew Vui Keong chided Senator Datuk Jamilah Sulaiman for not verifying her information concerning the alleged RM1.5 billion cash allegedly siphoned off by Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal during the latter’s time as Minister Rural and Regional Development Ministry (KKLW) between 2009 and 2015.
Liew, during the question and answer session at the Dewan Negara on Tuesday said Jamilah should not make unfounded and unsubstantiated claims on matter such as this.
“There is no evidence that Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal is involved in the misappropriation of RM1.5 billion funds from rural infrastructure projects in Sabah,” he said, adding that the claims made by Jamilah against Shafie is not true.
“I believe you only obtained your information from the social media, Twitter and WhatsApp that had been circulating around without bothering to find out the truth about the matter,” lamented Liew in response to her additional question on Shaffie’s alleged embezzlement.
Liew also challenged Jamilah who is also the PBS Wanita Chief in Sabah to repeat her statement outside the House.
“It is mind boggling for a person to keep RM1.5 billion cash as alleged by Senator Datuk Jamilah,” he said, adding on the Sabah Water Department scandal.
“What we’ve been witnessing is that millions of cash was found in the cabinets, lockers and other places at the Sabah Water Department two years ago,” he said.
“I urged you to ask your ex-Party President about what happened to the cash that was discovered by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) as your party’s president was then the minister in charge of the Sabah Water Department,” lamented Liew.
“I think Jamilah does not understand the concept of separation of powers. In fact, the MACC had submitted their investigation paper in relation to the case to the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) which has closed the file on Shafie,” he said.-SabahNewsToday