By SIRA HABIBU
ALOR STAR, March 18, 2007 - Datuk Mohd Johari Baharom, who is at the centre of a RM5.5mil for freedom controversy, says he is ready to answer all allegations against him but notes that no one has questioned him.
The Deputy Internal Security Minister said he had yet to be contacted by officers from the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) since the allegations surfaced on a website.
He said he had nothing to fear because the allegations were merely “wild accusations.”
Mohd Johari said this when asked to comment on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s call for him to answer the allegations of graft against him without accusing or blaming others.
“I do not know what the Prime Minister said at the press conference (that resulted in the news being front-paged in most of the mainstream media).
“I meet the Prime Minister often because we are in the same ministry but we have never discussed this matter,” Mohd Johari said after opening the SRJK (T) Changlun Parent-Teacher Association’s annual general meeting at the school located about 45km from here yesterday.
He added he was not facing any problems at the moment and was carrying out his duties as usual.
“I have nothing to worry because I have done everything according to procedure,” he said.
According to the allegations, Mohd Johari had received RM5.5mil to release at least three suspects arrested under the Emergency Ordinance.
On Friday, the prime minister said Mohd Johari must clarify everything.
“If he (Johari) says he is innocent, then Alhamdulillah (thank God),” he said. theStarOnline