KOTA KINABALU: Warisan Sabah youth wing, Wira, lodged a report to the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) due to the action of Sebatik assemblyman, Hassan A Gani Pg Amir who departed from Warisan recently.
The MACC report was lodged by Deputy Warisan Wira Chief, Ismail Ayub at the MACC office here today.
Speaking to reporters later, Ismail said that on February 25, 2021, Hassan announced his exit from Warisan with immediate effect and announced himself as an independent assemblyman who is supportive of the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah government.
Ismail said that Hassan was also Warisan’s candidate in the 15th General Election where he lost and offered himself also to contest in the 16th General Election.
“After he was selected as a candidate, he made a pledge to be loyal to the party on September 10, 2020 and agreed to sign several documents voluntarily including a resignation letter as assemblyman to the Sabah State Legislative Assembly Speaker and to the Head of State.
“Hassan then read the pledge to be loyal which was recorded on video. In the statement made viral, he alleged that he was coerced and that if he did not do it, he would not be made a candidate. But if studied, the video shows clearly that there is no form of coercion. All the documents are submitted to the MACC,” he said.
Ismail also expressed his gratitude the MACC for accepting the complaint.
“We will leave SPRM to carry out its investigation,” he said.
Ismail also said that they respected the decision made by Datuk Kadzim Yahya, Sabah State Assembly Speaker, who decided not to accept Hassan’s resignation letter.
“But at the same time, we feel that all the documentation including the resignation letter is in order and there was no coercion.”
Also present with him at the MACC office was Putatan Wira Chief, Firdaus Diun.