The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) says it will not bow to pressure after a threatening note and a live bullet were placed in the post box of the home of one of its senior officers.
It is learnt that the threat was sent to the residence of the director who handles high-profile cases investigated by the MACC.
MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki said on Monday (April 16) that a police report has been lodged over the matter.
“The MACC urged the police to investigate the case and to identify the culprit so that appropriate action can be taken in accordance with the law,” he said in a statement.
Azam said the MACC believes the threat came following the investigation of several high-profile cases by the Commission recently.
“We want to stress that the MACC will not bow down to such threats and we will carry out our duties without fear.”
Meanwhile, Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor confirmed that two police reports were filed over the incident.
“We have set up a task force to investigate the matter,” he said.
High-profile cases currently under scrutiny by the MACC include the Ijok land sale case in Selangor, the Penang state government’s undersea tunnel project and the frozen funds belonging to Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd found in his Australian bank account.