‘Vic­tim’ in MACC beat­ing video not a cop

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian An­ti­Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion has de­nied an in­ci­dent al­leg­ing that MACC of­fi­cials beat up a po­lice­man.

Its deputy chief com­mis­sioner Datuk Azam Baki said a 39-sec­ond video on so­cial me­dia had shown the al­leged beat­ing, adding the in­ci­dent pur­port­edly took place at a petrol sta­tion in Jo­hor.

Azam said fol­low­ing the al­le­ga­tions against it, MACC lodged a po­lice re­port in Jo­hor Baru yes­ter­day.

“We urge the pub­lic not to spread un­true sto­ries on so­cial me­dia as it could cre­ate un­nec­es­sary panic and confusion,” he said in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

Azam also warned cer­tain quar­ters against ma­nip­u­lat­ing the in­ci­dent as it could tar­nish MACC’s im­age.

Mean­while, IGP sec­re­tariat (Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions) head ACP Datin As­mawati Ah­mad said the vic­tim in the video was not a po­lice of­fi­cer but a sus­pected mo­tor­cy­cle thief.

She said the man had posed as a po­lice of­fi­cer and was in­volved in a theft case last month in Kuan­tan. “Mem­bers of the pub­lic man­aged to catch him in Rawang.”

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