Kit Siang: Azam Baki should volunteer for PSC probe or quit

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MACC chief urged to set a good example for all civil servants.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Azam Baki should volunteer to appear before the parliamentary select committee for agencies in the Prime Minister’s Department or resign, said DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang.

The Agencies PSC is led by Abdul Latiff Abdul Rahman (PAS-Kuala Krai). He has not indicated if his committee would probe Azam.

So far, two Agencies PSC members Khoo Poay Tiong (PH-Kota Melaka) and Chan Foong Hin (PH-Kota Kinabalu) have publicly requested such a hearing.

Lim said Azam will be setting a good example to all civil servants by making his personal finances public, following accusations of undeclared investments.

However, he noted the chief commissioner and Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s continued silence on the issue, which he described as “most troubling”.

“Is the prime minister going to raise the issue at the next cabinet meeting?

Bernama

“Will there be a cabinet meeting this Wednesday? If not, why not? The prime minister recalled all ministers holidaying overseas to return because of the floods,” he said in a statement today.

Azam’s position has come under the spotlight after MACC consultation and corruption prevention panel member Edmund Terence Gomez resigned in protest of what he views as anti-corruption advisory board chairman Abu Zahar Ujang, and consultation and corruption prevention panel chairman Borhan Dolah’s lack of action on allegations that Azam had owned shares in a company in 2015 and 2016, and not declared them.

Azam is said to have owned 1.93 million shares in Gets Global Bhd as of April 30, 2015, reducing this to 1.02 million shares by March 31, 2016.

His younger brother is also said to have owned 3.72 million shares in the same company.

Furthermore, Azam is said to have owned 2.15 million shares in public-listed Excel Force MSC Bhd.


Earlier report:

Dec 28, Kit Siang: PM must end silence over claims against Azam Baki