A group of about 20 Umno supporters surrounded the car of KeADILan Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Akin as he made his way to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission office in Melaka to lodge a report against Umno vice president Mohd Ali Rustam.
“This is quite bad. These people were not joking, they were throwing stones and kicking my car. Luckily, no one was hurt,” said Shamsul, adding that Pakatan Youth would lodge a police report against the culprits tomorrow.
Ali Rustam, the Malacca Menteri Besar, incurred controversy when he was barred from contesting in Umno polls after the party disciplinary board found him guilty of being involved in vote-buying. Ali, who has protested his innocence, is now appealing the decision.
According to Shamsul, the MACC must show that it was not biased and would carry out investigations without fear or favour.
He slammed MACC Investigations Department Director Mohd Shukri Abdul who was reported as saying that the Commission would not pursue further investigation into Ali’s case.
“This is ridiculous. It is a clear-cut case. All the evidence is with the Umno disciplinary board, which has already convicted their own member, Ali Rustam. So what’s the problem for MACC ? All they need to do is to ask the disciplinary board for the evidence, unless of course, they are afraid to antagonise Umno,” said Shamsul.
“But if this is so, they must be severely punished. We cannot allow such blatant bias - not when the MACC dares to openly accuse the Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim when there hasn’t even been any real decision to charge him. Yet now, when there is clear evidence, they look the other way - just because it is Umno!”