MACC to Lodge Police Report over Leaked Classified Documents

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will lodge a police report over the leakage of confidential documents pertaining to a case investigated by the commission early this year.

  • Classified documents contained statements of a graft case witness
  • Statements were given to defendant’s lawyer
  • Leakage came to light when information on payments associated with the case appeared on social media

The documents are linked to a graft trial involving a former Johor Exco member and contain statements of a witness.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (Operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki said the MACC viewed the matter seriously and that a police report would be lodged for action to be taken against those responsible for circulating the classified documents.

“We would like to stress that the leaked statements are prejudicial, considering that the case is still pending in court. The MACC is worried that the leak would affect the legal proceedings,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Azam said MACC had discovered the leakage of the suspect’s recorded statement when an information on payment schedule associated with the case appeared on social media.

He said the recorded statements of one of the accused was given to the defendant’s lawyer for the purposes of defence.

A Johor Exco member had tendered his resignation after being charged with 21 counts of money laundering amounting to RM35.78 million in connection with the Johor land scandal that broke out in March this year.

On Nov 27, DAP Senai assemblywoman Wong Shu Qi was referred to the Johor State assembly special committee for her allegations against Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

Wong was referring to a report on a website, which claimed that Khaled had received RM12mil, of which RM11.2mil was in cash, from developers to change bumiputera lots to non-bumiputera lots.

Related report: Nov 28, Senai Assemblywoman’s Question on Graft Claim Against Johor MB