Selangor gov’t to cooperate with MACC on SMUE probe

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The Selangor state government will give its full cooperation in the investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) into the alleged misappropriation of funds, involving RM200 million, from the state's Skim Mesra Usia Emas (SMUE).

Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali said the state government always adheres to the principles of transparency and accountability and accepts all complaints.

"Everybody can see, it is impossible, if there is corruption and power abuse, for Selangor to be at this height now, with higher reserves and strong financial management," Azmin added.

He was met by reporters after opening the Smart Trak programme on the campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags and polystyrene containers, organised by the Klanag Municipal Council (MPK) and KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd (KDEBWM) in Klang today.

Azmin said this when asked for his response on a report over alleged abuse of public funds by the Selangor government, which was lodged by Malaysian Coalition of NGOs chairperson Jamal Md Yunos with the MACC yesterday.

Jamal alleged that over RM200 million had been misappropriated from the SMUE.

On today's event, Azmin praised MPK for its effective solid waste management and said the state government had allocated RM45 million this year to KDEBWM for the purpose.

- Bernama

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