The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today raided several Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) offices over alleged integrity issues involving five senior officers.
According to a MACC source, the raids were conducted at both the Mara and Mara Corporation headquarters, and at a corporate secretary company around the city beginning at 10.30am today involving 11 MACC officers.
It is understood that the raids were for the purpose of collecting documents related to power abuse linked to five officers at the agencies, which went viral on social media.
The anti-graft agency seized some documents and officers recorded statements from several employees.
On Saturday, MACC confirmed that it received a report on alleged integrity issues involving five senior officers of Mara who were being investigated internally.
MACC informed that it took the allegations seriously and that an investigation would start today by taking statements from several witnesses from Mara Corporation.
“The investigation is conducted under Section 23 (1) of the MACC Act 2009 relating to the offence of any public body officer who uses his/her position to obtain bribes,” the statement said.
Yesterday, The Malaysian Insight reported that five people whose names were mentioned in an @EdisiSiasat tweet regarding alleged misconduct and abuse of power in Mara Corp have lodged a police report.
Noor Irwan Marmin, Iskandar Zainudin, Rizal Abdul Gani, Mohd Faizal Mohd Top, and Mohd Firdaus Zubir filed a report against Mara Corp executive director Suhaili Abdul Rahman, who had accused them of “not following proper procedures when making backdated claims and allowances”.
In the police report sighted by The Malaysian Insight, four of them, Noor Irwan, Rizal, Faizal and Firdaus denied that they had breached the procedures as alleged by Suhaili in an official letter to Mara chairman Azizah Mohd Dun on Jan 30.
In the letter to Azizah, which was also forwarded to The Malaysian Insight, Suhaili had asked for an independent investigation to be carried out against the five men.