‘Onus on Dr Ting to clear name’
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.