MACC ‘has no rea­son to sin­gle out any agency’

New Straits Times - - News - ADIE SURI ZULKEFLI ALOR STAR

THE Malaysian An­ti­Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) is not be­ing se­lec­tive in favour of any law en­force­ment agency in its na­tion­wide crack­down on cor­rup­tion and abuse of power.

MACC deputy chief com­mis­sioner (pre­ven­tion) Datuk Sham­sun Ba­harin Mohd Jamil said the com­mis­sion had no rea­son to sin­gle out any agency, in­clud­ing the po­lice force, in the na­tion­wide crack­down.

He said ar­rests and pros­e­cu­tions were done based on ev­i­dence gath­ered from MACC in­ves­ti­ga­tions and within the scope of the law.

“The na­tion­wide crack­down is also be­ing car­ried out on state and lo­cal gov­ern­ments, gov­ern­ment-linked com­pa­nies (GLCs) and fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions,” he said.

“This is in line with our goal to weed out cor­rup­tion and im­prove pub­lic per­cep­tion of the in­sti­tu­tions con­cerned by 2020,” he said af­ter the Cor­rup­tion Free Pledge (CFP) cer­e­mony by Kedah Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (KFA) Su­per League play­ers and of­fi­cers yes­ter­day.

Also present were KFA hon­orary sec­re­tary Datuk Amin­ud­din Omar, “Red Ea­gle" head coach Nidzam Adha Yu­sof, and Kedah MACC di­rec­tor Datuk Mohd Fauzi Mo­hamad.

Sham­sun was com­ment­ing on the ar­rests of high-rank­ing po­lice of­fi­cers in Me­laka dis­tricts to fa­cil­i­tate in­ves­ti­ga­tions into a pro­tec­tion racket for vice dens in the state.

Datuk Sham­sun Ba­harin Mohd Jamil

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