Datuk Eric Majimbun, the member of Parliament for Sepanggar, wants the Anti-Corruption Agency to investigate how, why and when the 54 functions were held in his constituency in which almost RM1 million was spent to pay for festive celebrations last year.
The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) deputy president, who is now in Kuala Lumpur attending the current Parliament meeting, said he was in the dark where the RM1 million fund came from.
"I have contacted Sabah ACA yesterday to request for investigation," he said.
Majimbun was commenting on Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Johari Baharum who told Parliament that he (Majimbun) was one of the top 10 MPs who had spend almost RM1 million to pay for festive celebrations like Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Aidiladha, Ramadan, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Hari Gawai, Kaamatan Festival, Christmas, Wesak Day and National Day, among others.
Johari said Majimbun was one of the five Barisan Nasional MPs from Sabah in the top 10 spender and was one of the 196 MPs who had used the special allocations for MPs to pay for festive celebrations in their respective constituencies.
The other Sabah's MPs are Raimie Unggi (Tenom-RM988,475), Datuk Dr Marcus Mojigoh (Putatan-RM971,000), Salleh Kalbi (Silam-RM946,420) and Datuk Dr Chua Soon Bui (Tawau-RM948,575).
The other MPs in the top 10 list were from Kuala Terengganu (RM917,588), Kuala Nerus (RM946,115.30), Marang (RM914,250), Dungun (RM977,000) and Parit (916,407.50).
Majimbun and Chua are no longer BN MPs as SAPP had pulled out of the national coalition government on Sept 17, this year.
If indeed almost RM1 million was spent by Majimbun last year, there would had been grand celebrations in each of the villages in Sepanggar constituencies, which include Kampung Kionsom, Inanam, where I am staying.
But there was no celebration in my village last year. If what the Deputy Minister told Parliament was true, Majimbun has a lot to explain to the Sepanggar constituents.