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DAP Chairman urges MACC to investigate Nik Abduh for alleged abuse of power

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DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng has called for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to launch a probe into Bachok MP Nik Abduh Nik Aziz for alleged abuse of power after he requested the local council’s help in his daughter’s wedding.

This came after a letter by Nik Abduh dated 20 September, writing to the Kota Bharu Municipal Council (MPKB) went viral on social media.

In the viral letter, Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz informed the MPKB president Rosnazli Amin about his daughter’s wedding on 24 September and it is held in the car park of the Masjid Tok Guru and Sekolah Menengah Agama (Arab) Darul Anuar in Kelantan.

“In connection with this, the cooperation of the municipal council is requested to provide waste management services, chairs and tables, flower decoration and appropriate traffic control enforcement for the programme in question,” the letter reads.

Meanwhile, Lim said such services from local councils are available to the public but at a fee or specified rental rates. However, in this case, the PAS leader did not offer to pay any fees or rental rates in his letter.

“Nik Abduh’s request for cooperation from KBMC gives rise to disturbing questions of abuse of power when Nik Abduh used his official letterhead as Bachok MP,” Lim said.

“Nik Abduh should explain what he meant by requesting cooperation from KBMC for his daughter’s wedding.”

“There is no need for Nik Abduh to use his official letterhead and status of Bachok MP to seek KBMC’s cooperation for a private family event not related to his public duty to his voters.”

Lim then said that although the KBMC council president confirmed receiving the request, he did not reveal if KBMC had approved the request or if any payment was made.

“This only makes the matter even more intriguing,” Lim said.


“That is why MACC should investigate Nik Abduh and possibly raid MPKB to see whether there is any abuse of power by Nik Abduh or whether MPKB is trying to cover up the matter.”

Lim also said this is important matter for MACC as it shows that they do not practice double standards.

It is believed that Lim is referring to the recent MACC raid on MBSA’s headquarters on Monday (19 September) and arrested 2 MBSA officials.

A Sinar Harian report said a PKR lawmaker, who wished to remain anonymous, believed the raid was in connection with a flood mitigation project.

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