MACC wraps up Nazlan probe

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Azam Baki (pictured) confirms the completion of investigations into Court of Appeal judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 29, 2022.

THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) confirmed it has wrapped up investigations into Court of Appeal judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali.

Chief commissioner Azam Baki said the commission is awaiting further instructions from the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC).

“In this case, to me, we (MACC) have completed the investigation papers. We are awaiting further instructions from the AGC.

“As I have mentioned before, so far I am also unable to announce any instructions from AGC. For the time being, I reserve my comments,” he said during a dialogue session in the MACC Cakna programme with northern media personnel today.

On August 21, Attorney-General Idrus Harun was reported as saying the investigation paper on Nazlan was not with AGC.

Earlier, MACC was reported to have opened an investigation paper on Nazlan following a police report over allegations made by blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin on the judge’s unexplained wealth.

Meanwhile, Azam said six more individuals including company directors, an organisation chairman and secretary are expected to be charged in court over the misappropriation of funds belonging to the Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit.

He said 33 investigation papers were opened, with eight individuals being charged in court over the case.

“For those who have not been charged, we expect the AGC would agree to charge six more individuals.  

Meanwhile, Azam said MACC is prepared to assist political parties screen candidates contesting in the next general election.

He said although there is no law or policy to force the agency to screen candidates for the polls, they will try to help political parties do so.

“I believe other departments are also conducting the screening required by political parties. So, on our end, we are ready to conduct an investigation in terms of corruption, if necessary,” he said. – Bernama, September 29, 2022.

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