Friday, January 9, 2009

MCA member bribed Singapore cop MALAYSIAKINI

PETALING JAYA, Jan 8 - The MCA will investigate the case of one of its members who was jailed for offering a bribe to a Singaporean cop, before initiating action against the party member, MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said today.

Ong, who is also Transport Minister, said he would ask the party's disciplinary committee to investigate and question the Johor MCA member to get a clearer picture of the incident.

"If found to be true, it not only tarnishes the party's image but also the country's.

"Whether it happens in Malaysia or elsewhere, every citizen must obey the laws of his country and that of another country. I am really dissapointed with the incident and will ask for it to be investigated," he told reporters, here, today.

Earlier, Ong launched the "Showers of Spring Celebration" in conjunction with the Chinese New Year and gave away 'angpows' and goodies to 20 senior citizens of the Setapak Home of the National Council of Senior Citizens Organisations Malaysia (Nascom) at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre.

Ong was asked to comment on news reports yesterday that Lim Teck Choon, 56, the MCA Kampung Jawa, Johor branch deputy chairman was fined S$15,000 (RM36,000) for offering a bribe to a Singaporean traffic policeman and was sentenced to six weeks' jail.

He was caught making an illegal U-turn at Woodlands Road and driving against the flow of traffic for 50 metres.

Lim initially contested the bribery charge, but pleaded guilty on the second day of the trial and was fined S$15,000.

He was also fined S$2,500 and banned from driving for six months for dangerous driving-BERNAMA

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