‘Victim’ in MACC beating video not a cop
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.”