Empower MACC to investigate election offences, says anti-graft group

Low Han Shaun Jason Santos

THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) should be empowered to investigate election offences, including those that involve abuse of power to gerrymander and manipulate constituency boundaries, a report released by anti-graft watchdog C4 said today.

C4, or Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism, said that corruption in elections in Malaysia was “pervasive” and despite evidence and laws available, the authorities were quick to pass the buck between agencies.

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