Hi, do you remember the photos that I put on my blog on BN giving away RM200 to Kelantan voters in Kuala Lumpur to go back to cast vote in Kelantan. This issue was published in the media too.
I submitted a Parliament question to PM to ask what action has been taken by ACA and Election Commission on this act of giving away RM200 to voters during general elections period. I was quite shock the ACA did not carry out investigation on this issue as they did not receive any official complain on this matter, and Election Commission has not received any complain so far, the answer says that EC has no power over accusation on money politics.
My God, this is really the answer for a World Class Parliament and Government that vouched to combat against corruption since Pak Lah came into power. I thought our PM recently said that the government intends to make our ACA to be like ICAC in Hong Kong and to be a world class anti corruption agency??
If our ACA intends to be of world class, how come they never bother to take statements from me after I published the photo and statement on my blog? And they now said that they did not receive any official complain, so they don’t bother about the issue, how can that be??
PEMBERITAHUAN PERTANYAAN DEWAN RAKYAT
Puan Teresa Kok Suh Sim [Seputeh] minta PERDAN MENTERI menyatakan apakah Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya dan Badan Pencegah Rasuah telah mengambil tindakan terhadap tindakan BN yang memberi RM200 kepada pengundi Kelantan yang bermastautin di Kuala Lumpur untuk balik membuang undi di Kelantan memandangkan ini merupakan perbuatan politik wang.
Badan Pencegah Rasuah (BPR) tidak ada menerima sebarang aduan rasmi berhubung dengan isu yang dibangkitkan oleh Y.B. Seputeh. Berdasarkan maklumat dari sumber-sumber yang lain, BPR telah mengambil tindakan proaktif untuk membuat pemerhatian, pemantauan dan penyiasatan. Namun begitu, BPR tidak memperoleh bukti-bukti yang memenuhi kehendak kesalahan di bawah Akta Pencegahan Rasuah 1997.
Untuk makluman Ahli-ahli Yang Berhormat, Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR)
NST ~ 7 May 2008 (Wednesday)
DEWAN RAKYAT: Unhappy with PM’s reply on money politics
SEVERAL MPs are unhappy with the written reply by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on money politics on Monday.
Teresa Kok (DAP-Seputeh) and R. Sivarasa (PKR-Subang) were upset that Abdullah said the Anti-Corruption Agency did not receive any official complaint on money being given by Barisan Nasional to Kelantanese residing in Kuala Lumpur to return to their hometown and cast their ballots for the BN in the March 8 election.
“I’m surprised by his answer. I have pictorial evidence to show that Kelantanese voters residing in the city were given RM200 each at Bukit Jalil to go back and vote,” said Kok while showing two photos of voters queuing up and receiving the payments on her laptop.
Sivarasa said Bersih, a coalition which campaigned for a free and fair election, had a Press conference on March 17 on the matter and the statement and pictures were not only reported in the mass media, but also uploaded on blogs as well.
“As far as I know, ACA does not need an official complaint to initiate an investigation as long as it receives the information from known and anonymous sources. But the answer given is totally different.
“Why didn’t the ACA contact us?”
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