PM Anwar dismisses claims govt using MACC as political tool

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dismisses claims that his administration is using the anti-graft agency as a political tool against Bersatu.

The Prime Minister said he had never directed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to act against the party, pointing out that enforcement agencies were free to investigate and they remain independent under his administration.

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“We did not ask for the MACC to act against Bersatu, nor any individuals. They are free to investigate.

“The only thing I appeal to them is for the agencies to be proactive and efficient and act fast if there are complaints and cases.

“This is because the thrust of this administration is good governance with an aim to rid the country of power abuse and corruption,” he said on Thursday (Feb 2).

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Bersatu secretary-general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin had earlier expressed regret on the government’s actions to freeze the party's accounts, claiming it was aimed at destroying the credibility of the party and Perikatan Nasional.

Bersatu is currently being investigated under Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki, meanwhile, confirmed that two of Bersatu’s accounts were frozen fortnight ago.

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