No one is exempt from MACC probe: Latheefa


Modified 27 Jun 2019, 7:02 am

No one will be exempt from an investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as long as there is a report linking the individual with alleged corrupt practices, MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said today.

She said the MACC is prepared to conduct an investigation if it receives a relevant report on alleged corruption from the provider of the information.

“We will investigate everything and everyone as long as there is a complaint lodged with the MACC. We cannot comment on the extent of the progress of the investigation. If anyone has a complaint under the jurisdiction of the MACC, we will follow up.

“However, we have to be fair in examining whether the information received actually involves corruption and comes under the MACC Act, or if the case can be referred to other enforcement agencies,” Latheefa told reporters after closing a course for MACC officers.

Asked about an allegation that the MACC has absolved Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali from alleged misconduct due to his good relationship with her, Latheefa said she is not involved in the investigation of the matter.

- Bernama

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