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Zero Complaint Of ‘Use Of Force’ By MACC Officers During Investigation

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PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) complaints committee has not received any complaint of intimidation
during investigation by its officers, since October 2012.

According to a statement issued by the committee today, the number of claims about the use of force by MACC officers in 2008 was 26, while in 2009, 12.

In 2010 and 2011, there was only one complaint each, while in 2012, two. In 2013, 2014 and as of April 2015, there was none.

The independent committee set up in 2009 is entrusted to monitor the conduct of MACC officers, identify weaknesses in the system and work procedure, and contribute ideas and suggestions for enhancement.

The committee which viewed the reduction in complaints as very positive, said the use of a ‘video interviewing room’ helped to quell false allegations against MACC officers.

Aside from that the committee also went to the ground for dialogues with MACC officers at state level to impart knowledge and awareness of the consequences of violating the code of conduct.

During such sessions, the officers would also be made to understand the constraints and problems faced by MACC in the delivery of service and forms of solution.

“The ‘zero tolerance’ and ‘whiter than white’ principle practised by theMACC had also improved the accountability and integrity of MACC officers, said the statement.

Meanwhile, the committee under a new membership held its second meeting in Penang yesterday, which was chaired by Tan Sri Wilson Baya Dandot.–BERNAMA

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