MACC still investigating case of former minister over alleged corruption, says Anwar

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is still investigating a former minister, whose associate was arrested for alleged corruption, and has given its assurance that the case will not be closed if he is truly found to have been involved, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic).

The PKR president said this was among matters raised during a meeting with MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki and other officials.

"In this case, I had pointed out the need for MACC to investigate cases independently and transparently.

"The chief commissioner gave his assurance that no case will be closed if investigation shows that corruption really happened," he said to reporters on Monday (March 22).

Although Anwar did not mention any names, he is believed to be implying on the case of Kuala Langat MP Dr Xavier Jayakumar, who before quitting PKR on March 12, was being investigated by the agency.

It was reported that on Feb 24, Azam had confirmed that the anti-graft agency was investigating Dr Jayakumar, following the arrest of his close associate MA Tinagaran a week before.

It was alleged that Jayakumar was apparently contacted later by a senior (Perikatan Nasional) minister who told that he needed to support Perikatan or face serious repercussions.

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