PETALING JAYA: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has filed a police report over a WhatsApp message claiming to expose corruption scandals in Malaysia.
“As soon as I received the WhatsApp message, I immediately headed to the Cheras police station to lodge a report.
“I want the police to investigate this false allegation making the rounds on WhatsApp of late, ” he posted on his Facebook page on Sunday (Dec 27).
Dr Wee added that a police report is necessary as the message targeted multiple government agencies including the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
The WhatsApp message, titled “Corruption Conspiracy and Scandal in Malaysia”, accused the Transport Ministry of being involved in a fuel syndicate covering coastal areas.
“As Transport Minister, I will respect the investigative process by MACC into a senior officer of the Marine Department and several others involved in obtaining certain exemptions to use ‘single hull, single bottom’ and/or ‘single hull, double bottom’ vessels to transport heavy grade fuel without the minister’s approval.
“It has long been the practice of the International Maritime Organisation to only allow the use of ‘double hull, double bottom’ vessels to carry heavy grade fuels. The Marine Department even published a notice for this policy back in 2015, ” said Dr Wee.
The WhatsApp message claimed to be from one “Muhammad Fauzan Jamil”.
On Dec 24, the MACC said it found through its investigations that Fauzan’s name and MyKad were misused to write the WhatsApp message.
“The message is fake as well as the email used. Following the matter, he (Fauzan) will file a police report, ” the MACC said in a statement.