“Will the MACC not be conducting an investigation under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009 to see if a minister or a group of ministers had abused their powers?”
Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen
عزم باكي ڤرلو برهنتي منيڤو رعيت، سڤرم واجب سياست عنصور ساله ڬونا كواس
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) noted that it will not look into claims of political interference in the Police Force Commission (SPP) as claimed by former Police Chief Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
“I feel this is an internal police problem. Let the police settle it themselves, I don’t wish to comment,” said MACC chief commissioner, Datuk Seri Azam Baki.
How can that be?
On the 30th of April, Hamid claimed that there was political interference in the SPP and management of the police force.
Is the MACC not going to investigate the possibility of there being abuse of power on the part of a minister or relevant personnel from government?
On the 9th of December 2020, the MACC itself noted how corruption and power abuse among civil servants was like cancer that would slowly damage the government institution.
Is this not a worse cancer, judging that the information was provided by none other than the police force top gun?
Azam himself noted that most cases involving an element of abuse of power is investigated under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009.
Will the MACC not be conducting an investigation under that section to see if a minister or a group of ministers had abused their powers?
Asked about other claims by Hamid of politicians being enticed to switch parties, Azam said there was no law against party hopping.
But that’s not the point, as Hamid was talking more about the act of ‘threatening’ politicians and enticing them with positions of power to switch parties, not the act of party hopping itself.
Is the MACC not going to investigate this?