The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is currently investigating more than 2,000 cases involving civil servants.
Responding to a question from DAP’s Bakri MP Er Teck Hwa, who had asked the government to state details of MACC’s investigations so far, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan said based on the agency’s statistics from 2013 until end of September, 2,309 case files on government workers and 1,143 cases have so far been opened.
In his written reply yesterday, Low also revealed that 1,614 civil servants have so far been detained, 663 of them were brought to court, and 344 of them were charged.
As for the general public, 1,247 have so far been arrested, 556 were brought to court and 494 of them were charged.
In the span of six years, only 150 civil servants and 41 members of the public escaped any action from MACC.