CRACKDOWN ON ALL
MACC ‘has no reason to single out any agency’
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