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Investigation paper on judge Nazlan complete, says MACC

MACC chief Azam Baki says the commission is awaiting further instructions from the Attorney-General's Chambers.

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in Putrajaya.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in Putrajaya.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday confirmed that its investigation paper on the case of Court of Appeal judge Mohd Nazlan Ghazali has been completed.

MACC chief commissioner Azam Baki said the commission was awaiting further instructions from the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC).

"As I have mentioned before, I am so far unable to announce any instructions from the AGC. For the time being, I reserve my comments in the investigation and decline to comment further," he said during a dialogue session in George Town.

On Aug 21, Attorney-General Idrus Harun was reported as saying that the investigation paper on Nazlan was not with the AGC.
MACC was reported to have opened an investigation paper on Nazlan following a police report denying the allegation made by blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin concerning a sum of money from an undetermined source in his account.

Meanwhile, Azam said six more individuals including company directors, an organisation chairman, and a secretary were expected to be charged in court over the misappropriation of funds belonging to the Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra).

He said the investigations into the case were complete and that, to date, 33 investigation papers had been opened with eight individuals charged in court.

Azam also said MACC was prepared to help political parties screen candidates contesting in the 15th general election.

He said although there was no law or policy forcing the agency to screen candidates for GE15, they would try to help political parties in this regard.

"I believe other departments are also conducting the screening required by political parties. So, in the MACC case, we are ready to conduct an investigation in terms of corruption, if necessary," he said.