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Sunday, February 5, 2017

MACC: Beware of bogus officers on their rounds to close cases

The on-going graft busting efforts by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) nationwide has attracted a different spin with “senior officers” going around making offers to help close cases.

This latest ruse was detected by the MACC making its rounds of late, causing the anti-graft body to issue a gentle reminder to the public against these bogus officers.

The MACC has been receiving information involving some individuals, claiming to be MACC officers, approaching the people to help resolve their cases and soliciting for bundles of cash.

This include cases which are under investigation, suspects who have been charged in court and to remove names from the master list of those placed under the radar of the MACC.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki said they viewed such irresponsible acts seriously as it had tarnished the image of the MACC.

“We are in the midst of tracking down these culprits out to smear our good name and that of MACC senior officers.

“We will carry out a thorough investigation and take stern action.

“There is no compromise on this,” he said.

Azam said those who failed to report such offers to the authorities could also be investigated for abetting.

“I hope the public will not be deceived by these tactics.

“There is no such ‘amnesty’ by any of our officers,” he said.

The public can contact MACC officers to lodge a report on this or email the information to him directly at

Over the past few months, the MACC has been making a string of high-profile arrests, involving several big fish with positions of power, but abused them for personal gain.

This was one of the pledges by the new leadership of the MACC, helmed by chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad, which is to clean up the public sector and GLCs within three years.

Dzulkifli took over the hot seat last Aug 1.

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