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Johor Committed To Eradicate Corruption, Fraud

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KLUANG – The Johor government will ensure all elements of corruption and fraud in its governance are eradicated to achieve the Developed Johor vision, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

He said the commitment was seen through the cooperation extended in the detention of a state executive councillor (exco) well as the arrest of a member of a land scam syndicate.

He said both cases should be lessons to all parties to carry out their duties and responsibilities with integrity.

“This is reminder to all that in this age, many eyes are looking. Those entrusted by the people to implement their duties should do it well as what we do cannot escape public scrutiny.

“Nonetheless, we believe the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) have more complete information, so let them conduct their investigations,” he said when commenting on the issue.

Mohamed Khaled was met by reporters during a visit to the Simpang Renggam parliamentary constituency in Kampung Paya, Kluang, here today.

The exco involved who is currently on leave from his post was arrested at the MACC office here on March 9 to assist investigations into a corruption scandal as well as fraud at the land office in the state.

Apart from him, MACC also searched the house of the exco member and recovered RM41,000 in cash, a Toyota Vellfire and 150 branded handbags.

Earlier, police had also detained three individuals including a former administrative assistant of the Land and Mines Department here on suspected fraud in transferring land ownership with the use of threats two years ago.

The three, aged between 38 and 50, are under remand pending further investigations.

At the event, Mohamed Khaled also annnouncedd a RM28 million allocation to further develop the consituency so as to raise the standard of living of its people. – BERNAMA

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