MACC to Take Action Against Lim Guan Eng

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The MACC will inform the AG to follow up on its decision.

  • Guan Eng said detention of Phee Boon Poh by MACC illegal
  • On Aug 25, MACC gave Guan Eng 48 hours to apologise
  • MACC views Guan Eng’s statement as slanderous
Lim Guan Eng/Twitter

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has decided to take action against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng who refused to apologise for making a statement which was allegedly slanderous in nature against the agency.

MACC, in a statement today, said it would refer its decision to Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali for further action under the provisions of the law.

“The highest management of MACC has unanimously decided to take action against Lim,” said MACC.

On Aug 25, MACC gave Lim 48 hours to tender an open and unconditional apology to the commission or face legal action following his statement that the detention of Penang state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh by MACC was illegal.

Ramdzan Masiam/NST

MACC stressed that it respected the freedom of any quarter to criticise but would not at all compromise if they issued slanderous statements specifically related to investigations being conducted by MACC with the aim of tarnishing the image and reputation of MACC.

“MACC has no vested interest in any investigation and will investigate every case without taking into account posts, political ideologies and the positions of the individuals being investigated,” said the commission.

Earlier report: Aug 29, MACC Meets on Sep 4 to Decide Action Against Guan Eng

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Aug 14, Phee Freed from Remand, MACC to Appeal Court’s Decision

Aug 12, Penang Exco Phee Boon Poh, Factory Manager and Director Remanded for Five Days

Aug 11, MACC Arrests Penang Exco Phee Boon Poh in Illegal Factory Probe