Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ibrahim Ali tells Ezam and Nalla to lodge police report on alleged corruption


Two of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s former right-hand men, Mohamad Ezam Mohd Nor and Datuk S. Nallakaruppan, have been asked to lodge police reports regarding the corruption allegations they made against him during campaigning in the Permatang Pauh by-election.

Pasir Mas Member of Parliament Datuk Ibrahim Ali said these were serious allegations and must be proven through investigations by the relevant authorities and decided by the court.

“If the allegations are false, Anwar can take legal action against both his former right-hand men to clear his name,” he told reporters here today.

Ezam had alleged that Anwar once gave away projects worth RM15 billion to 15 of his friends, while Nallakaruppan reportedly claimed that he handed over to the former deputy prime minister RM60 million which allegedly came from Magnum Corporation Bhd.

Ibrahim said the two must prove the allegations by lodging reports with the police, Anti-Corruption Agency and Inland Revenue Board, otherwise, they could be regarded as baseless accusations and mere political gimmick.

“I was shocked by the allegations,” he said, adding that they would have a big implication on the country’s political scenario and the people would want to know the truth.

Ibrahim Ali tells Ezam and Nalla to lodge police report on alleged ...
New Straits Times, Malaysia