MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad says the Penang CM appears reluctant to give an apology for his statement on the MACC’s arrest of exco Phee Boon Poh.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission is to meet on Sep 4 to discuss legal action against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over his reluctance to make an open apology to the commission.
MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad said today Lim was reluctant to make the apology or withdraw his remark that the MACC had made an “illegal arrest” in detaining state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh over a probe on an alleged illegal factory.
The MACC had wanted Guan Eng to issue an open, unconditional apology to the commission within 48 hours from the time the statement was issued.
Dzulkifli said Lim had failed to apologise within the stipulated 48 hours.
“It (the remark) was defamatory of a government agency which has no agenda in discharging its duty.
“We regard the matter as serious because it is our right,” he said.
He said the meeting of the MACC top leadership would consider all matters before taking action in accordance with the law, civil or criminal.
Last Friday, the MACC gave Lim 48 hours to make an open, unconditional apology to the commission or face legal action over his alleged defamatory statement.