KUANTAN, 4 Aug 2009: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today dismissed claims by opposition parties that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was a tool of the Barisan Nasional (BN) government.
He said the MACC was an independent body which was free to investigate and act against anyone it found to have committed an offence.
Najib responded thus when he was asked to comment on the reported arrest of a Terengganu assemblyperson and two other persons by the MACC on Sunday for allegedly having received more than RM20,000 in bribes from a developer.
The trio were held in a hotel room in Kemaman, Terengganu, and are under remand for five days from yesterday for investigation.
“This is proof that the claims by the opposition are baseless,” Najib said in reference to the arrest of the assemblyperson. — Bernama