Archive for June 14th, 2019

A MACC report had been lodged by a former anti-corruption agency officer in January 2016 against Apandi as the then Attorney-General for clearing the then Prime Minister Najib of corruption charges but to date, no action had been taken

It has come to my knowledge that a former anti-corruption agency officer had lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in January 2016 against the then Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamad Apandi Ali for clearing the then Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak of corruption charges but to date, no action had been taken.

This former anti-corruption agency officer had lodged a report with the MACC against Apandi after he cleared Najib of corruption charges which had been recommended by the MACC and agreed upon by the former Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail for the Penal Code offence of criminal misappropriation of public funds.

His report had been accepted by the MACC and registered. Unfortunately it was never fully investigated by the MACC.

This in itself is an offence under section 217 Penal Code which says that, any public servant who is statutorily bound to perform a public duty and fails to do so intending to protect or save any person from punishment or forfeiture of property commits an offence. And Section 7 of the MACC Act makes it a statutory duty for any MACC officer to receive any report of the commission of an offence and investigate such report.

This former anti-corruption agency officer said that Apandi‚Äôs press conference on 26th January 2016 in his capacity as Attorney-General clearing Najib of any corruption offence, which was not only against the recommendation of the MACC but also tantamount to revoking the decision of former Attorney-General Gani Patail, amounted to a gross abuse of power and conflict of interest since the very person he cleared of the corruption charges was the same person who appointed him to the office of AG. Read the rest of this entry »

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