PUTRAJAYA: The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) views seriously the incident where a suspect under investigation managed to flee from the authorities.
Chairman Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan said the commission is taking necessary action on the matter, including opening an investigation paper into the incident.
“We have already started initial investigations into the matter under Section 28 of the EAIC Act, ” he said Friday (Oct 16).
Mohd Sidek also said the EAIC will make known the next course of action to be taken regarding this matter as stipulated under the Act.
On Oct 11, a suspected member of an online gambling and Macau scam syndicate who was out on Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) bail disappeared to avoid being rearrested by the police.
He and eight other individuals had spent several days under MACC remand and on that day, they were taken to court to have the remand order lifted and were taken back to the commission’s headquarters for the bail process.
The police were there to rearrest the suspects to help in their investigation into the same case and were waiting at the main gates of the MACC headquarters for the process of rearresting the suspects.
The suspect, after having his bail posted and documentation process completed, was handed over to his guarantor.
An MACC officer had escorted him to an awaiting vehicle that drove off after he boarded.
However, according to sources, along the journey to the main gate, the suspect could have gotten out of the vehicle and fled with the help of two bodyguards to avoid being rearrested by the police.
The MACC had questioned more than a dozen people, including senior police officers in its investigations into the racket, believed to have received protection from certain authorities.
Hundreds of accounts with millions of ringgit have been frozen while a fleet of luxury cars have been seized in the course of investigation.