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MACC Holds Solat Hajat For Staff

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PUTRAJAYA: In light of recent events, the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) held solat hajat (special prayers) for their staff at their headquarters here on Tuesday.

“The best is to ask Allah for the best for us. Today, we do this together in our office, so it will give us satisfaction, to depend on Allah and His guidance,” said former deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Zakaria Jaffar.

When asked if the prayers had anything to do with the recent arrests, he did not reply and walked away.

Earlier he said the solar hajat was held to ask that Allah decree the best for MACC’s staff, their families, their communities and the “country that we love”.

Zachary said corruption stemmed from illegal doings, and said that the prayers beseeched Allah for a corruption-free Malaysia.

On Monday, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said more MACC officers will be among those called up to have their statements recorded by the police.

In a statement issued on the same day, the commission had given an assurance that none of its officers were involved in any conspiracy to topple the Government.

Police had earlier questioned MACC officials – two division directors and a senior officer – over alleged leak of documents related to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) investigations.

Las Saturday, police had searched the home of DPP Ahmad Sazilee Abdul Khairi and at his MACC office.

This came after the arrests of former MAC advisory board member Tan Sri Rashpal Singh and Attorney-General’s Chambers finance and anti-money laundering secretariat member Jessica Gurmeet Kaur to assist police investigations on the alleged leak.

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