6 Jan 2011

MACC panel adviser slams chairman’s statement

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission panel adviser Tan Sri Robert Phang has lashed out at the MACC’s corruption panel chairman for his public disclosure of a confidential meeting with the Attorney-General.Phang said the statement by Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam did not reflect the true outcome of the meeting on Jan 4.

The meeting was held to clarify allegations that the A-G was consorting with a proxy of former Malaysia Airlines chairman Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli, who was involved in a high profile court case.After the meeting, Ramon made a statement that the MACC was satisfied with the A-G’s explanation and found no need to further investigate the allegations.

In a press statement yesterday, Phang accused Navaratnam of “eroding the credibility of the commission and its advisory panels”.“This will inevitably invite further allegations that the board and panel members who attended the meeting were just rubber stamps to preserve the A-G’s position,” he said.Phang urged the A-G to step forward to clear his name and dispel any suspicion surrounding his conduct.

Source : http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/1/6/nation/7742506&sec=nation

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