Kit Siang’s monkey jibe uncivilised, says MACC chief


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 30 Sep 2017

Kit Siang

IPOH: Uncivilised. That’s how Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad described Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang’s reference to monkeys when associating him to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd issue.

Dzulkifli said he was open to criticism from the DAP leader but it should be conveyed in a civilised manner.

“The people can judge whether the behaviour and words of the DAP leader are in accordance with Malaysian culture. We are civilised people but the words used are extreme and uncivilised,” he said to reporters after attending the unveiling of an anti-corruption mural by Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir at the Perak MACC office in conjunction with the MACC anti-corruption roadshow here.

A news portal has reported that Lim criticised Dzulkifli by saying that all eyes were on the graft-buster, on whether he would lead a clean MACC.

Lim said Dzulkifli should realise that if the agency acted as the traditional three monkeys – with eyes that see not, ears that hear not, and a mouth that speaks not – about the 1MDB scandal, he would be making the MACC into the first “kleptocratic” anti-corruption agency in the world. — Bernama

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