Azam: No need for new independent committee to probe misconduct by MACC officers

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There is no need to establish an independent committee to probe into the misconduct of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers as the current five overseeing committees is sufficient to execute that duty.

MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki said the current committee already had the ‘Complaints Committee’ (Jawatankuasa Aduan) to investigate all complaints with regard to misconduct by MACC officers.

He was responding to the revelation by Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reform) Ramkarpal Singh yesterday that the government would bring to cabinet a proposal to create an independent committee that will investigate complaints made against MACC officers.

“So far MACC is overseen by five independent panels including one panel which is the Complaints Committee which has been around for a long time to investigate misconduct by MACC officers.


“For criminal cases, the police and MACC will investigate.

“The current set-up is sufficient to investigate misconducts among MACC officers and it has been around and they have already investigated the misconducts,” he said to reporters after attending the Communication and Digital Ministry Integrity Day. – NST