Wednesday, October 20, 2021

MACC confirms 3 senior officers arrested in abuse of power, misconduct probe

The investigation is being conducted into allegations concerning a former head of department at the commission.

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today confirmed that three of its senior officers had been detained to assist investigations into allegations of abuse of power and misconduct in the case of a former head of department at the commission.

MACC in a statement said that the commission would conduct a thorough investigation, adding that there should be no speculation on the matter as this would affect the probe.

“All three individuals were remanded under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code for six days from Sept 14 until yesterday.

“MACC will not compromise or protect any of its officers involved in any criminal act and will take appropriate action if found to be true,” said the statement.

Meanwhile, Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Abd Jalil Hassan said his department took note of the spread of the news on social media which claimed that three senior MACC officers had been remanded.

“So far, police have not received a report on the alleged theft of case materials involving US$6 million (RM25 million) in cash belonging to an individual who has been investigated,” he said in a statement.

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