‘Onus on Dr Ting to clear name’

New Straits Times - - News -

PETRA JAYA: The onus is on Dr Ting Tiong Choon to clear his name over al­le­ga­tions he was hold­ing dual cit­i­zen­ship and was a twice-bank­rupt in Aus­tralia.

Dur­ing a press con­fer­ence yes­ter­day, State In­ter­na­tional Trade and E-Com­merce Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh pro­duced three doc­u­ments to sup­port his claims made against the first-term DAP as­sem­bly­man.

The doc­u­ments were a let­ter from Bukit Aman Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment (CID), a printed “Check My En­rol­ment” page from the Aus­tralian Elec­toral Com­mis­sion’s web­site and a Bank­ruptcy Reg­is­ter Search re­port from the Aus­tralian Fi­nan­cial Se­cu­rity Author­ity.

“Yes, the let­ter is from Bukit Aman,” said the Bawang As­san as­sem­bly­man, who at­tended the sec­ond half of yes­ter­day’s state assem­bly sit­ting.

Dated May 4, 2017 and signed by Bukit Aman CID di­rec­tor Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh, the let­ter stated that po­lice, based on a writ­ten con­fir­ma­tion by the Aus­tralian Fed­eral Po­lice, found that Dr Ting had ac­quired Aus­tralian cit­i­zen­ship on Jan 20, 2010.

It also stated that Dr Ting had re­nounced his Aus­tralian cit­i­zen­ship on April 4 last year, a month be­fore the 11th state elec­tion.

Ear­lier yes­ter­day, the state assem­bly threw out a mo­tion moved by Chong Chieng Jen (Kota Sen­tosa-DAP) al­leg­ing that Wong have mis­led the Au­gust House over Dr Ting’s fi­nan­cial sta­tus.

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