Mansor: PKR stands with Penang govt, will not punish Norlela

Henrietta Strickland
August 13, 2017

About 100 people attended a vigil in front of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office here tonight in a show of solidarity with state executive council member Phee Boon Poh, who was arrested earlier today.

The Nibong Tebal MP said whatever that was brought up by Norlela on the matter was done in her capacity as a state assembly representative.

Two others, the factory's manager and the factory's director, have also been remanded.

The operations over the illegal factory also involved officers from the Immigration Department, Department of Environment, and Inland Revenue Board.

The agency arrested the trio last Friday after they presented themselves for questioning at the state MACC headquarters in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah.

The section provides for a jail term of up to 20 years and a fine of up to five times the value of the bribe or RM10,000 (S$3,200), whichever is higher.

Penang PKR has distanced itself from Penanti assemblywoman Norlela Ariffin's expression of gratitude over federal government action on an illegal factory that also saw the arrest of state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh.

Lim also said that the Penang government believed that Phee did not receive any money and had no personal interest in the illegal carbon filter factory in a Sungai Lembu, Bukit Mertajam, now under probe.

The Department of Environment found the factory did not have a proper air pollution control system.

"I'm glad that action has finally been taken, but don't treat me like a criminal".

Mr Phee is the second member of the state administration to be arrested by the MACC, the first being Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was arrested in June past year.

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