Former Tourism Malaysia chairman Wee Choo Keong today was called in by the police to give a statement in connection with allegations he made against Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB) through several blog posts.
Speaking to the media in front of the Dang Wangi district police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, the former Wangsa Maju MP said he was summoned by the technological crime investigation unit following a police report accusing him of criminal defamation.
The report concerns blog posts shared on May 1 and 3, in which Wee questioned the collaboration between MAHB and BXC Travellers Sdn Bhd (BXC).
"Both blog posts mentioned four individuals, including MAHB CEO Iskandar Mizal and former Tourism Malaysia chairman Siew Ka Wei," Wee said.
"The other two individuals mentioned are BXC CEO and co-founder Elizabeth Ken Tzu Ying and Emil Rinaldi Sjaiful, a co-founder and major shareholder of the company."
According to Wee, the blog posts questioned the collaboration between MAHB and BXC as several BXC directors were linked to the Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd scandal involving funds of over RM99 million in 2018.
He said that the scandal, widely known as the "Speedy Gonzalez contract", was investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and resulted in Ken and Siew being detained for four days.
It is understood that the case was classified as no further action, and both individuals were released on bail.
"BXC is an insolvent company, as stated by its auditor Abdul Raji & CO, and has been filed with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM).
"Those who doubt the authenticity of these facts are welcome to verify them on the official SSM website," he said.
Wee also said that the parties who made the report should have filed a lawsuit so that the issue could be brought to court.
He said that through a court trial, both parties would need to present evidence, ultimately putting the truth out in the open.
"Why use government agencies for an issue like this? I will not retract the statements made in the blog posts.
"It is better for the case to be discussed in court so that we can fight using the evidence available," he added.