‘Govt won’t pro­tect cor­rupt en­force­ment agen­cies’

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CAN­BERRA: The Home Min­istry will not com­pro­mise with any en­force­ment agency found pro­tect­ing il­le­gal gam­bling ac­tiv­i­ties and pros­ti­tu­tion.

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi said the min­istry would give its co­op­er­a­tion in fight­ing graft in­volv­ing en­force­ment agen­cies.

He was re­spond­ing to the rev­e­la­tion by Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) chief com­mis­sioner Datuk Dzulk­i­fli Ah­mad that MACC had proof that there were en­force­ment agen­cies which were pro­tect­ing gam­bling and pros­ti­tu­tion syn­di­cates, which of­fered bribes of RM1.2 mil­lion per month.

Dzulk­i­fli had said doc­u­men­tary ev­i­dence were found dur­ing the ‘Op Ledger’ ex­er­cise re­cently.

Zahid, who is also home min­is­ter, said the min­istry would give its full sup­port to the MACC in com­bat­ing cor­rup­tion.

“If it is true... the po­lice and Home Min­istry will def­i­nitely co­op­er­ate with MACC and sup­port its en­force­ment ac­tions.”

Zahid said this while on a work­ing visit to Aus­tralia. Bernama

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