2015 most challenging year for MACC’s comm unit


PETALING JAYA: Last year was the toughest for the Strategic Communications Department of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), since it came into existence in January 2013.

Its director Rohaizad Yaacob said 2015 saw his unit having to deal with various issues, including the RM2.6 billion donation given to Prime Minister Najib Razak, SRC International, the rumoured replacement of the commission’s chief commissioner and the organising of the International Anti-Corruption Conference, to name a few.

“I feel we have addressed these problems as much as possible, the best way we can,” he said in an interview with MACC’s radio station MACC.FM today.

Rohaizad said it was quite a feat for his unit, which is the “youngest” in the anti-graft agency.

“We issued 167 newsletters to explain various activities and internal issues in MACC last year,” he said.