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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fairus claimed innocence

The former Penang deputy chief minister Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin broke his silence by claiming he had been cleared of all wrongdoings by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

He said he was officially informed by a senior MACC officer that he had been cleared of all graft investigations against him.

The question arises: What qualities should the leader of PKR possess?

Fairus was embroiled in a controversy when PKR Kepala Batas youth leader Amizudin Ahmat lodged a report alleging that the former DCM has taken a RM10,000 bribe from a quarry operator.

Amizudin, who is allegedly linked to several Fairus detractors, also claimed that the former DCM was involved in covering up illegal quarry operations in Seberang Perai.

He first exposed the alleged bribery on Feb 27 at a press conference held at the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) office before lodging reports and submitting evidence to substantiate his claims to both MACC and the state PKR leadership.

On the other hand, Fairus maintained the RM10,000 was just a loan to sponsor a trip to London, and that he was planning to settle the sum soon.

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