'By ignoring 1MDB, MACC setting dangerous precedent'

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) reluctance to probe 1MDB because it is currently a police matter has cast doubts on their independence, said Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh.

In a statement today, Ramkarpal said that MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad's recent statement on this showed that the commission could be influenced by other government agencies.

"This is a most dangerous precedent which must be corrected immediately as failure to do so will certainly cast serious doubts on the independence of the MACC," he said.

Dzulkifli said the MACC will leave investigations related to 1MDB to police to avoid an overlap.

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