GE15: Statement about MACC an admission Pakatan will abuse powers, says Bersatu

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  • Thursday, 17 Nov 2022

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan's open threat against the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief and civil servants is an admission that it will abuse its powers if it forms the Government, says Bersatu.

Its deputy president Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said this in reference to PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli saying on Wednesday (Nov 16) that he will go and find MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki if Pakatan wins the 15th General Election (GE15).

Ahmad Faizal said these threats were made solely because the MACC was conducting an investigation on Rafizi's company, Invoke Solutions Sdn Bhd.

"It is clear that Rafizi and the Pakatan leadership think they are exempt from the law and enforcement actions.

"The threat by Rafizi is an open admission by him that Pakatan dominated by DAP has a plan to abuse the power of the government to take action against civil servants who are only doing their duty.

"Never in the history of the country, a major leader of a major political coalition, namely Pakatan, made an open admission of abusing power to take revenge on civil servants," he said in a statement on Thursday (Nov 17).

This will have a negative impact on all civil servants who have been carrying out their duties sincerely and impartially all this while, he said, adding that abuse of power is a serious criminal offence under the Penal Code and the MACC Act.

Ahmad Faizal also pointed out that after forming the government in 2018, Pakatan dropped the corruption case against its DAP leader Lim Guan Eng, although this was objected to by the MACC.

He demanded that the Pakatan supreme council and its prime ministerial candidate Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim express their position immediately on the insults and threats levelled against the public servants.

"Are Pakatan and Anwar ready to withdraw their threats against the MACC chief commissioner and apologise to all the country's civil servants?" he questioned.

Ahmad Faizal also said the authorities needed to investigate and act on Rafizi's threats and confessions of power abuse.

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