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COMMENT | Putrajaya and Azam's damage-control mode

COMMENT | Known cases of corruption which involve senior heads of the civil service probably represent the tip of the iceberg.

When serious allegations about Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Azam Baki surfaced, Putrajaya went into damage-control mode.

First, the key players sat on the news. For two-and-a-half months, Azam acted as if nothing was wrong.

Away from our prying eyes, nasty things were happening. The news website, INS, which published whistleblower Lalitha Kunaratnam's article about Azam, suffered a DDOS attack and was brought down for several days. Meanwhile, the website which first exposed the allegations was hacked.

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