Thursday 1 November 2012

Hummer shows Nazri-Chia links, says PKR sleuths

  • Koh Jun Lin & Kow Gah Chie
  • 2:40PM Nov 1, 2012
De facto Law Minister Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz has been accused of acting in conflict of interest when he told Parliament that businessman Michael Chia had been cleared of corruption charges, because they appear to be friends.

The link between the duo is in form of a black Hummer SUV, which retails at over RM459,000, that is owned by Chia and may have been used by Nazri's eldest son Nedim.

NONEThis claim was made by PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli today, who furnished a copy of a traffic ticket which stated the owner as Chia Tien Woh and photographs to show that the vehicle was frequently spotted at the condo where NONENedim lives (photo below).

“Here you have a very high profile corruption and money-laundering case previously involving one chief minister and several jurisdictions, and the very person who cleared the Sabah chief minister’s and Chia’s name is the very minister on whom we have found evidence that his family had received ... benefits from Chia.

“If this is not (graft), I don’t know what it is. At the very least, there is a question of conflict of interest where he should take political and moral responsibility,” he said during a press conference at the Parliament lobby.

NONEFollowing this, reporters immediately rushed to Nazri's office for comments, where he denied any conflict of interest.

Nazri explained that his written reply to Parliament on the matter came from the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), and neither answers to him.

In addition, he said what happens between Chia and his son is none of his business because the latter is already an adult.

However, he did admit that he does know Chia personally and had once travelled to Dubai together, but at his own expense.

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