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MACC Members Must Act Without Fear Of Favour

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KUALA LUMPUR – The people have been urged to protect the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) from meddling by other quarters which can affect its independence.

MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kasim Mohamed said lawmakers regardless of political differences should unite and help to create a totally independent
anti-corruption institution.

“Prosecutors in Malaysia who are responsible for initiating prosecution must act without fear or favour in carrying out the task entrusted,” he said in a statement issued to mark the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) today.

Abu Kasim also reminded the MACC members to always act without fear or favour in any given situation.

He said the MACC would not condone any form of immunity in the investigation conducted by its members.

“We believe that in order to avoid being involved in the issue of immunity, all institutions in the criminal justice system must act in accordance with the merits of each case,” he added. – BERNAMA

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