MACC probe into Aminah's bribery claims

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid (Malaysian Insider)
PENANG, May 26 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has begun investigations into allegations made by independent candidate Aminah Abdullah that her former party, PKR, offered her the deputy chief minister’s (DCM) post if she withdrew from the Penanti by-election.

Aminah said that MACC officers interviewed her at their office in Butterworth yesterday evening.
“They interviewed us from the evening to late night,” Aminah told reporters at the Elections Commission office here, referring to herself and her husband.
She and her husband were there to submit a compact disc, containing audio recordings and pictorial evidence of her meeting with two PKR leaders at her house a few weeks ago where the alleged attempted bribery took place.
Aminah claimed she was persuaded to rejoin her former party and would be offered the DCM post should she win the Penanti state seat.
She also claimed she was offered a top post with the Penang City Council, but with the condition that she withdraws from contesting.
Aminah told a press conference yesterday that she would reveal the identity of the two leaders today, but has refused to do so when pressed by reporters.
However, though the former PKR Penang Wanita chief did not reveal both names, she hinted that one of the two was the party’s supreme council member Cheah Kah Peng.
Aminah had accidentally mentioned “Cheah” when she was pressured to reveal the name and when reporters further asked if it was the supreme council member, Aminah said, “dah tau, nak tanya (you’ve got the answer so why ask).”