IPOH, April 10 ― Perak PKR vice chairman Chang Lih Kang reported a Tanjung Malim district councillor to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today for alleged abuses.
Chang claimed the councillor misused the position by making an official decision in a matter involving the latter's spouse.
He alleged the person participated in a five-man panel that approved an application to rent a council premise in Arked Niaga, Jalan Pasar, Slim River on Dec 14, 2017, submitted by the councillor's spouse.
Chang insisted the councillor should not have been involved in the decision as there was a clear conflict of interest.
The politician added that he was informed that two other federal agencies had also applied to use the premise, but this was still approved for the councillor's spouse.
“We don't mind if it is used for a business premise or government agency, but why a political party?” Chang said in a press conference today.
Chang said this was a violation of Section 23(1) of the MACC Act that criminalises the use of a public official's office to obtain personal gratification for himself or his agents.
When contacted, the accused councillor declined comment, and said this may be addressed after the May 9 general election.