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Hold special prayers for MACC, urges Mahfuz
Published:  Aug 6, 2015 2:00 AM
Updated: 2:45 AM

An opposition lawmaker has urged Malaysians to hold special prayers (solat hajat) for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) tomorrow, to see it through its current tough times.

The commission has had its officers arrested, premises raided, and investigations involving Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak hampered.

“I urge Muslims to perform solat hajat for the MACC and to save Malaysia from corruption, nationwide, on Friday Aug 7.

“Together we will beseech Allah for strength and safety for the MACC and their families, to face threats from the nation’s traitors, in line with the continued jihad against corruption,” Pokok Sena MP Mahfuz Omar said in a statement last night.

The MACC itself turned to the heavens and sought strength from God in a solat hajat event at its headquarters on Tuesday.

This followed the arrest of three people linked to the commission, and the grilling of three others for alleged leaks on the MACC investigation into SRC International Sdn Bhd.

Police yesterday also arrested two more MACC officers, and raided its special operations office in Putrajaya.

Arrests have hampered MACC investigation

MACC deputy commissioner (prevention) Mustafar Ali said the arrest hampered the commission’s on-going probe.

MACC special operations division director Bahri Mohamad Zin has vowed to find out who is behind the order for police to persecute the commission’s investigators

The graft-buster is currently investigating a RM2.6 billion donation made by an alleged Middle-Eastern source to Najib, and plans to question the prime minister as well.

It is also looking into allegations that SRC International, a former subsidiary of debt-troubled 1MDB, misappropriated RM42 million in 1MDB funds.

The MACC’s statements inspired a Twitter hashtag, #SokongSPRM, that trended on the social media platform yesterday, with users expressing their support for the commission and its investigation.

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