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KUALA LUMPUR: About 40% of complaints received by the Malaysian Corruption Commission (MACC) are through anonymous letters, its anti-graft Investigation Director Datuk Mustafar Ali said.
“We view these letters cautiously but they are still taken into consideration,” he said, adding that the complaints would be investigated despite the absence of witnesses.
Mustafar also said MACC had been wrongly accused of selective prosecution and only going after the small fry.
“We don’t care whether it’s a small fish or big fish, so long as it’s a fish,” he said during an MACC symposium with employees of the Asian Finance Bank (AFB).
He pointed out that of the 15 politicians charged with bribery in 2009, 13 were from Barisan Nasional while the remaining two were from the opposition. Mustafar also said there was no such thing as a small case, citing as example the case of a police sergeant with 27 years of service who was charged and convicted for receiving a RM3 bribe.
He also commended the Qatar-based bank for organising the corruption prevention symposium at MACC’s academy in Jalan Duta.
AFB CEO Datuk Mohamed Azahari Kamil said the event was held to educate their staff on good corporate governance, with an emphasis on eradicating corruption.
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