MACC investigating bribery claims involving illegal businesses in Sungai Buloh

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  • Monday, 10 Aug 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will investigate claims that certain enforcement authorities are on the take and protecting illegal businesses in Sungai Buloh.

Its deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Ahmad Khusairi Yahaya said that MACC seriously viewed the allegations that went viral on social media.

He said that he had contacted Bukit Aman's integrity and standard compliance director Datuk Zamri Yahya on the matter.

"He (Zamri) informed the MACC that action would be taken against premises which carry out illegal gambling.

"Action will also be taken against officers and personnel who protect these activities," he said on Monday (Aug 10).

"Our focus will be on officers and personnel who accept bribes from illegal businesses in Sungai Buloh," he said.

He urged the public to provide the MACC with information on any wrongdoing by enforcement personnel rather than highlighting the matter on social media.

He said if the matter was made public before authorities could investigate, culprits involved could destroy evidence, making it difficult to take action.

Videos have gone viral recently about allegedly rampant sale of illicit cigarettes and illegal gambling activities in Sungai Buloh.

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