PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s decision to haul a Warisan MP to court may be due to the opposition party’s decision not to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government, its president Shafie Apdal claims.
Earlier this evening, Labuan MP Rozman Isli confirmed that he will be charged at the Kuala Lumpur sessions court tomorrow, for allegedly using his position to seek gratification.
The former Sabah chief minister said the alleged offence supposedly occurred in 2020, prior to the fall of his administration in September last year.
“We didn’t sign the MoU and this happens. If we had signed it, maybe this would not have happened,” he said at a forum tonight, echoing a similar sentiment shared by Rozman after the news broke of his court date.
According to Rozman, the charge was being filed after the government failed to persuade him to leave Warisan and cross over to the other side.
“They have been trying to do it since last year. Their first objective was to get me to join them. Because that failed, their second aim is to tarnish my reputation before the next general election,” Rozman told FMT.
Last month, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob signed an MoU with Pakatan Harapan leaders, namely, PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, Amanah president Mohamad Sabu and Upko president Wilfred Madius Tangau.
The MoU was signed with the aim of bringing about the political stability needed to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and revive the country’s economy.
Shafie had then said that there was no reason for him to sign a similar MoU on behalf of Warisan.