Malaysia: state of Sarawak probes huge graft claims

Updated On: Nov 30, 2009

KUALA LUMPUR : A Malaysian state government is probing investigators' claims that up to 60 per cent of infrastructure funds possibly amounting to billions of dollars have been siphoned off, a report said on Sunday.

The deputy chief minister of Sarawak state on the resource-rich island of Borneo, George Chan, said his government would look into the allegation made by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

"The state government is investigating. We also want the MACC to give us a full and detailed briefing on these claims," he told the Star newspaper, which said the total lost could run to "billions".

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Source: AFP (through Channel NewsAsia), "Malaysian state probes huge graft claims: report," November 29, 2009,http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1021279/1/.h...

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