malaymail.com 04 May, 2021 12:00 am

MACC will only investigate party-hoppers if money is involved, says its chief

MACC will only investigate party-hoppers if money is involved, says its chief
KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will only investigate politicians who switched parties if money was involved said MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki. Azam said politicians were free to jump parties as there were no laws that prohibit them to do so...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will only investigate politicians who switched parties if money was involved said MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki.The MACC will only investigate on any evidence of money offerings such as when trying to gain support,” he told reporters at the strategic cooperation programme between MACC and the National Department for Culture and Arts here today.Azam said politicians were free to jump parties as there were no laws that prohibit them to do so as anti-hopping laws did not exist.On Abdul Hamid’s call to conduct an investigation into the interference with the police force by a minister, Azam said it was beyond MACC’s jurisdiction to conduct such investigations.

On April 30, former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador urged the commission to investigate politicians who switched parties which he claimed involved elements of corruption.Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on news you need to know.

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