Existing monitoring panels sufficient for now, says MACC chief commissioner


PUTRAJAYA: The existing five independent panels monitoring the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) are sufficient for now, says its chief commissioner, Tan Sri Azam Baki.

He said the independent panels could look at all aspects of the commission’s operations and activities to ensure it is transparent and free from interference.

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He pointed out that the complaints committee would look into allegations of wrongdoings made against MACC officers.

“If the allegations have a criminal element, it will be dealt with by the police and by us (MACC).

“So, in my opinion, the existing set-up is sufficient,” he said when met at the Communications and Digital Ministry’s Integrity Day on Tuesday (Nov 7).

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On Monday (Nov 6), a lawmaker had once again raised a question in Parliament on when a committee would be formed to investigate MACC officers accused of misconduct.

Gobind Singh Deo (PH-Damansara) said funds allocated in Budget 2024 did not mention funds specifically for a complaints committee.

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