TV host submits graft claims against brother, Selangor chief

Mr Azwan Ali, the younger brother of Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali, arriving at the headquarters of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday to submit documents regarding alleged corruption by his brother.
Mr Azwan Ali, the younger brother of Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali, arriving at the headquarters of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday to submit documents regarding alleged corruption by his brother.PHOTO: BERNAMA

PUTRAJAYA • Flamboyant TV host Azwan Ali arrived at the headquarters of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday to submit graft allegations against his older brother, the Menteri Besar of Selangor.

Mr Azwan, clad in black and sporting oversized sunglasses, had said he harbours a five-year grudge against his brother Azmin Ali, who heads the opposition government in Selangor state.

"I have been summoned by the MACC and I have lots of documents to submit, said Mr Azwan.

"You just wait and see," he told journalists before heading into the building, clutching a bundle of documents. Mr Azwan said "the thickness of the (bundle of) documents shows the seriousness in exposing the issue".

Earlier this month, Mr Azwan had reportedly made known his mission to assist ruling coalition Barisan Nasional in "taking down" Datuk Seri Azmin, and winning back Selangor in the next general election due by next August.

He had said he had "a million ideas to destroy" Mr Azmin in Selangor, and vowed to expose his brother's secrets "one by one".

Mr Azmin is deputy president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat, which had led the opposition coalition administration in Selangor since 2008.

Mr Azwan has claimed he was humiliated and lost many job offers when he publicly supported his brother. He is the second sibling to have a public spat with Mr Azmin, after their sister Ummi Hafilda previously criticised Mr Azmin.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 21, 2017, with the headline 'TV host submits graft claims against brother, Selangor chief'. Print Edition | Subscribe