Tuesday October 11/2016
IT has cause me to respond towards the statement made by Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan concerning the awards of project amounting to RM3.3 billion in relation to the recent arrests of two state senior government officers. It was indicated that the project was awarded in 2010 during my tenure as the Minister in charge of the Rural and Regional Development Ministry. It was also indicated that the projects was not handle by his ministry. I would reserved my comment on this matter as I believe that we must not interfere
Or be seen to be interfering with the ongoing investigation by making public statements and plea of innocents so as to ensure that the integrity of the investigation by MACC is not compromise with.
It is quiet perplexing and amusing that the state authority are in a haste to plead their innocence publicly and diverting the blame to the Rural and Regional Development Ministry when the investigation by the MACC is still ongoing. Making such statements publicly seem to show that the state authority has no respect nor confidence towards the process of the investigation by MACC.
If so requested for me to assist in the investigation I am more than willing to cooperate and give my assistance in any manner that I can.