KUALA LUMPUR, 17 Aug 2009: The Anti-Corruption Advisory Board today called on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to continue its investigations into corruption cases regardless of the status or background of the individuals involved.
Its chairperson,Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad, said the board opined that MACC had the legal obligation to combat corruption efficiently and effectively.
“The board, which is established under anti-corruption laws, has the responsibility to ensure that the MACC will continue to discharge its duties in an independent, transparent, effective and professional manner to combat corruption, besides ensuring that justice is done to all parties involved,” he said in a statement here today.
On Saturday, MACC Investigation Director Datuk Shukri Abdull was reported as saying that the commission would stop investigating politicians indefinitely as the commission was being slammed by various parties on the way it conducted investigations.
Shukri made the remarks after the MACC was accused of acting aggressively in the arrest of Wong Chuan How, an aide to Selangor state executive councillor Ronnie Liu, in Sungai Pelek on Friday.
Abdul Hamid also said the board, in its meeting today, had thoroughly discussed the remarks made by Shukri. — Bernama