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PKR offers $$$ to K.Belud MP claim

Written By kadayan chronicles on Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 19:22

(thestar) FRIENDS linked to the Parti Keadilan Rakyat leadership have approached Kota Belud MP Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan and offered him a “big sum” to cross over.

Dato Abdul Rahman Dahlan

(thestar)Abdul Rahman said that it was hypocritical for PKR – whose election manifesto promised voters a “corruption-free government” – to resort to such tactics.

"How can they promise a government free of corruption if the basis of the formation of such a government is through corrupt means?

"I have been approached twice – last week and the week before. Both times, I was approached by my friends who are themselves close to the PKR leadership.

"They offered me a big sum to jump,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby.

On Wednesday, Abdul Rahman had disclosed in the Dewan Rakyat when debating the motion of thanks on the royal address that he had been promised a Cabinet post as well as money to jump over to PKR.

His admission to being approached by PKR followed PBS’ Batu Sapi MP Datuk Edmund Chong’s confession that he had been asked to switch. The Star

Abdul Rahman had posted a feedback on the issue, in his website

Untuk makluman, sebelum saya membuat kenyataan tersebut, saya sebagai ahli MP tahu apa kesan dan risikonya. Jangan bimbang, saya tahu apa yang saya buat.

Tapi tak apa lah, saya tidak salahkan anda kerana saya sendiri belum lagi membuat posting tentang hal ini (saya akan buat penjelasan dalam masa yang terdekat). Saya cuma mahu mengambil masa sedikit agar dapat membaca komen anda semua. Kalau saya buat posting tentang hal ini terlalu awal, nanti komen anda dipengaruhi oleh komen saya (mpkotabelud.blogspot.com)

Meanwhile, this is the only reply to his post, so far, saying

[ Tanpa Nama berkata...

this is not democracy.
why is my comment must be approved by you? =) ]


Frisco Celestial - ACA Quizzed Dato Abd Rahman Da |2008-05-23 15:56:45
ACA quizzes Kota Belud MP

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by S.Tamarai Chelvi

KUALA LUMPUR (May 22, 2008: The Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) has started an investigation into a disclosure in Parliament by Kota Belud MP Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan that he was offered enough money to last "two or three future generations" to defect to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

Its Director of Investigation Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdul told theSun when contacted today that an ACA officer had lodged a report on the disclosure which was reported in the newspaper, adding that Abdul Rahman is also being investigated on why he failed to report the bribery attempt.

Shukri agreed with a statement by Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) president Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam that it was an offence not to report bribery attempts and that Abdul Rahman had also a moral responsibility to do so, as a people's elected representative.

Shukri said once the investigation is completed, the ACA will submit investigation papers to the Attorney-General (A-G) and it is up to the A-G to make decision on whether there was a case for prosecution.

theSun had reported today that Abdul Rahman had yet to lodge a report with the ACA. He told the newspaper he would do so when PKR names 30 MPs it claims are jumping ship so that the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) can form the next government.

The MP had said in Parliament last week that he was promised a cabinet post as well as money to cross over to PKR, describing the sum as sufficient to "last two or three future generations".

The issue created waves in Parliament today, when Ipoh Timur MP Lim Kit Siang accused Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs of not being committed to fighting corruption, citing Abdul Rahman's case.
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