MACC: No necessity to probe if our officers leaked info on summoning Zahid

PUTRAJAYA: There is no need to investigate who among its officers leaked information on Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi being called for questioning, says the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

Its chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull said this after calls were made for a probe to be carried out.

This followed Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam's claim that he had "friends" in the MACC who had informed him on the matter.

"There is no need to investigate this because after we served the notice to Datuk Seri Zahid, the document became public knowledge.

"He may have told it to his wife, or friends and lawyers," he said when met at a seminar on Thursday.

"We are friends with everyone, and we don't stop our people from befriending anyone.

 But they are not to leak evidence or information to the public," Shukri added.

Among those who called for a probe was former Umno leader Datuk Khairuddin Abu Hassan, who urged the MACC to investigate if there was a "mole" in the agency.

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