Our Legal Action Will Be Against Wong Not Pac Says Ft Foundation
YWP threatened to sue PAC chairman Wong Kah Woh on Thursday over his statement on the sale of land in Kuala Lumpur.PETALING JAYA: Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) today stressed it will continue to take legal action against Ipoh Timur MP Wong Kah Woh, but not in his capacity as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
In a statement issued by the CEO of YWP, the foundation said the DAP MP had abused his position as PAC chairman by making false allegations against them. The CEO was not identified.
“Based on the provisions of the constitution and the law, YWP has the right to defend itself against Wong’s three statements which were seen to undermine the credibility of YWP,” said the statement.
Apart from Wong’s statement that the federal territories minister and the Kuala Lumpur mayor were automatically appointed the foundation’s chairman and trustees board member respectively, YWP also refuted Wong’s statement that the foundation was involved in the sale of 97 plots of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) land — including those in Taman Rimba Kiara.
YWP also disagreed with Wong’s statement that the foundation is a company registered under the Companies Act and is not monitored by the authorities.
“YWP strongly denies all the allegations and will defends YWP’s good name in order to help the less fortunate and needy residents of the Federal Territory, in line with the purpose of its establishment,” added the statement.
YWP threatened to sue PAC chairman Wong Kah Woh on Thursday over his statement after the completion of PAC’s probe into 97 land deals by DBKL since 2011.
The PAC then warned the relevant parties against making any threats to its members who were only carrying out their duties, stating these were uncalled for and were an attempt to challenge and desecrate the institution of Parliament. - FMT
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