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MACC Will Probe Najib If There Is Proof

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PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will investigate Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for corruption as long as there is substantial proof, said Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim.

The MACC Anti-Corruption Advisory Board chairman said on Thursday that it was easy for people to make accusations but the commission could not act if there is no solid evidence of the allegation.

“If there are people concerned about the Prime Minister’s wealth, they know what they can do. Make a police report, but it has to be one with substance.

“It is not about going to the police station, have your picture taken surrounded by people and be famous for one day.

“I’m not saying the PM should be wrapped in cotton wool or shouldn’t be questioned.

“He should be held accountable for what he does, but before we accuse him of wrongdoing, come up with the evidence.

“If you have strong evidence, make a report, and the police will investigate. The MACC will act if there is any element of corruption.

“I encourage anyone with evidence of wrongdoing by the PM to go ahead and make a report. This is a democracy,” said Tunku Abdul Aziz at a press conference at the MACC headquarters here.

Tunku Abdul Aziz was asked if the PM would ever be probed by MACC for allegations of attaining wealth by corrupt means.

Earlier, he chaired a meeting with the new members of the board, who were appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Feb 25 this year.

Among those currently on the MACC Anti-Corruption Advisory Board include former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan and former Auditor-General Tan Sri Hadenan Abdul Jalil.

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