MACC: High profile cases pending AG’s approval for prosecution

Dzulkifli-Ahmad-corruption-briberyKENINGAU: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad said there are several high profile cases under investigation, that are pending approval from the Attorney-General’s Chambers, for prosecution in court.

“Let us wait. If I make it known, then there is no suspense. This is what is feared by those involved in corruption, not knowing if they will be investigated next week,” he told reporters at the “Ziarah Kasih” programme, yesterday.

About 5,000 people attended the MACC programme which was launched by Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Pairin Kitingan.

Dzulkifli said the fight against corruption and abuse of power by agencies are not exclusive to the MACC alone but also needed the involvement of all Malaysians to ensure that the country is free of the menace.

“The MACC is a government agency representing the people to ensure that the government machinery either at federal or state level perform the tasks entrusted without corruption and abuse of power.

“The people need not fear because only those involved in such immoral activities should fear the MACC. We are acting on behalf of the people and will not hesitate to drag those who violate the people’s trust to court.

“The Sabah people must unite to fight corruption and abuse of power as they can paralyse the national administration.”

Dzulkifli also expressed his appreciation for media practitioners whom he described as part of the agency to fight corruption and abuse of power in the country.

“Actually, without the media, the impact of the MACC programmes will not be felt. Thanks to the media, the people get to know of our efforts.”

The Friends of Anti-Corruption Revolutionary Movement (Gerah) membership has reached 100,000, thus proving that the agency’s efforts to fight corruption and abuse of power has received solid support from the people.