Graft watchdogs divided over issue of MACC chief’s share holdings

Raevathi Supramaniam

MACC deputy chiefs throwing their support behind chief commissioner Azam Baki has stirred up more controversy, with their accusation that this scandal is politically motivated, originating from a group out for revenge. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 9, 2022.

THE statement by senior figures in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, in which they threw their support behind chief commissioner Azam Baki, has divided opinion among civil society groups.

Some activists said the move raised questions about the agency’s integrity and commitment to fighting corruption, adding that the show of solidarity means the MACC is in need of parliamentary oversight.

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