MACC says no discrimination in political charges

POLITICIANS from all parties, including those from the government were also charged in court despite their ranks and political leanings, said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki.

He added that this is evidence that the MACC remained independent and did not succumb to any pressure or selective investigation. 

“Cases currently being prosecuted in court include politicians from the government and the opposition, as well as high-ranking government officials and CEOs of private companies,” Malay daily Berita Harian quoted him as saying. 

Azam’s reference to the corruption conviction also included the SRC International Sdn Bhd (SRC) case, which ended with a fine and prison sentence for the former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“Without a strong, neutral and impartial investigation, this global scandal case would not have been able to be prosecuted in court until now.

“This has proven the authority and independence of the MACC in fighting corruption in this country,” claimed Azam.

Moreover, he further noted the percentage of corruption convictions exceeding 90% set in the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) for 2019–2023 is also proof of the effectiveness of the MACC investigation. – Oct 22, 2023


Main photo credit: MalayMail

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