MACC reviewing 'NFA' cases, says Latheefa

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 06 Aug 2019

PUTRAJAYA: Graft investigators are in the midst of reviewing cases that have been closed or marked “no further action” (NFA), says Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya.

Asked if any of the cases being reviewed calls for re-investigation, Latheefa replied: “We will definitely have some, but I can’t share it right now.”

Asked how far back the MACC would be looking, Latheefa said that some of the files would be very old cases.

She then declined to comment when asked if some of the files being investigated include cases from Sarawak.

In May, it was reported that the Sarawak governor’s office said that the MACC had exonerated governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud from any wrongdoing.

This follows claims that he was linked to an allegedly illegal land-clearing operation near Mulu National Park.

Last month, Latheefa said these NFA cases would be reviewed, with priority being given to controversial ones involving VIPs.

She said that she had asked for all the files and would go through them to find out why they were closed.

Latheefa also said that the MACC is getting good cooperation from Members of Parliament on their declaration of assets, adding that aside from stating information on their assets, lawmakers are also required to state their liabilities.

“It is not just asset declaration per se but also their liabilities, so that it will be fair, " she said.

Latheefa said this at a dialogue session with representatives from government-linked companies and the private sector with regards to Section 17A of the MACC Act on Tuesday (Aug 6).

Earlier, Latheefa said that the introduction of Section 17A was to promote good governance.

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