MACC to focus on enforcement officers protecting gambling dens

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today announced that it will be focusing on enforcement officers who accept bribes to protect gambling dens around the Sungai Buloh area.

This follows the circulation of videos over the weekend accusing the police of involvement in illegal gambling syndicates.

MACC Deputy Commissioner (Operations) Ahmad Khusairi Yahaya said he had contacted Zamri Yahya, the head of the Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS), to discuss the issue this morning.

“He (Zamri) informed me that JIPS will be taking strict action against gambling premises and any officers involved in protecting illegal gambling activities as it is an offence,” he said in a statement today.

He said officials from JIPS would also be working to provide MACC with information on any officials or police officers involved.

He urged members of the public with relevant information to direct this to MACC instead of publicising it on social media, saying this would hinder the investigation process and allow those involved a chance to remove evidence.