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Let MACC investigate Rafizi's assets first, says home minister

Hamzah Zainudin says the home ministry will only launch its own investigation if one is needed.

Bernama
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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission is reportedly looking into the asset declaration of PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission is reportedly looking into the asset declaration of PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli.

The home ministry will only launch an investigation into the assets of PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli if the need arises, says Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin.

Hamzah said at the moment, the investigation will only be carried out by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

"If one agency takes action, then let them do it first. We will only take action when necessary," he said when asked by reporters if the police would investigate Rafizi over the declaration of his assets.

Yesterday, the media reported that MACC would open an investigation paper on the asset declaration submitted by Rafizi.

Prior to that, NGO Pertubuhan Jalinan Perpaduan Negara had urged MACC to investigate assets worth over RM18 million declared by Rafizi, who is also Pakatan Harapan's candidate for the Pandan parliamentary seat.
 
Meanwhile, Hamzah said a total of 92 cases of election offences were reported nationwide as of yesterday, including under the Election Offences Act 1954, as well as the misuse of social media.

"We are investigating and will also look into offences under other acts. We don’t want anything untoward to happen," he said.

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