Anwar puzzled at lack of support from Opposition for MACC anti-graft probes

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says he is rather puzzled by the silence of the Opposition bloc in voicing support for Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigations into the "super rich" over cases linked to corruption.

Instead, the Prime Minister said there were some from the Opposition who came to the defence of such "big" figures and accused him of taking revenge.

“In Parliament, you can see the Opposition getting overwhelmingly angry and hateful. There is a lack of voices in support the fight against corruption. I find this very strange.

"When I was in the Opposition, I did not hesitate to support any proposal from the government in the fight against corruption. In fact, I had said they were not bold enough (in taking action).

"Recently, the MACC took actrion against one such 'big' figure who is considered to be among the richest. But there were no voices of support from the Opposition," he said when delivering the opening speech of the National Anti-Corruption Summit (NAC Summit) 2024.

Anwar pointed out that anyone involved in corruption should be brought to justice even though they were no longer in government.

He emphasised that corruption needed to be eradicated even though the process takes time.

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Also present at the summit were Human Resources Minister Steven Sim, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki and Human Resource Development Corporation (HRD Corp) Chairman Datuk Abu Huraira Abu Yazid and Chief Executive Datuk Wira Shahul Dawood.

The inaugural summit is jointly hosted by HRD Corp and the MACC.

The summit is a platform to equip organisations with comprehensive knowledge to combat corruption, promote ethical business practices and establish robust governance frameworks.

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