KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak warned Thursday that anyone who makes a false report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will be prosecuted.
Those who abused the statutory declaration would also face the same action, the deputy prime minister said.
“They will pay the price,” he told reporters after opening the Developing Eight (D8) Ministers Meeting on Food Security here on behalf of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Najib, who is also Finance Minister, was asked to comment on the action of two Pakatan Keadilan Rakyat state assemblymen who lodged reports with the MACC Wednesday claiming that they had been offered money and posts to leave the party.
Malim Nawar assemblyman Keshvinder Singh and Kuala Kurau assemblyman Abdul Yunus Jamahri lodged the separate reports against several Barisan Nasional and federal leaders at the Perak MACC office. Najib said it was up to the MACC to investigate the claims of the two assemblymen.
“I don’t know what their allegations are. Let the MACC investigate,” he said.
Asked about his name also being mentioned in the reports, he said: No. I did not make any offers to anyone.”
On claims by the two that they had strong proof, he said: “Of course, they’ll say that. Let the commission investigate. As I’ve said, if they make false reports they will pay for it.”
Source : Bernama