Will they ever investigate the MACC Chief’s extra-marital affair?

The present Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner is Dzulkifli Ahmad.

8 March 2018

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Cops told not to delay probe on MACC chief’s alleged affair
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DAP’s Tanjung MP Ng Wei Aik has urged the police to explain why the force has been unable to complete its investigation on the alleged extramarital affair of MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad.

“It’s been four months already, why is the police still unable to complete the probe on the MACC director?” Ng said in a statement to Malaysiakini.

“The complete investigation papers must be submitted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) for further action,” he added.

“We hope the police are not delaying the matter as appropriate actions must be taken immediately to defend MACC as a credible law enforcement institution in the country,” Ng…said.

Dzulkifli is being probed under Section 498 of the Penal Code for enticing a married woman, where those convicted can be jailed for up to two years, fined or both.
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In a written question to the Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on March 7, Ng queried the status of the probe on Dzulkifli, asking the police force to explain their delay in completing their work.

Replying to Ng, Zahid, who is also deputy prime minister, said the police had conducted the probe on Dzulkifli.

In a written reply to Ng in Parliament, which opened its sixth term on Monday, Zahid said the investigation papers on the case were referred to the AGC on Oct 17 and 30 last year.

“However, the investigation papers were returned to the police to complete their probe,” Zahid said in his reply.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/414831

22 December 2017

Remove MACC chief for alleged misconduct, judicial commission proposes

PETALING JAYA: The Judicial and Legal Service Commission is believed to have proposed to the prime minister to advise the king to remove Dzulkifli Ahmad as the anti-graft chief for his alleged relationship with a married woman.

Sources said commission members took that position to preserve the integrity and to maintain public confidence in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

A source said it would now be left to Prime Minister Najib Razak whether to accept or reject the recommendation of the commission which met in early December.

Under the MACC Act 2009, the king appoints the chief commissioner on the advice of the prime minister but nothing stops the government from revoking it prematurely.

“The prime minister has to give cogent reasons to the eminent members of the commission if he is rejecting their proposal and Dzulkifli remains,” a source told FMT.

According to the commission’s website, the current chairman is Arpah Abdul Razak, who is a retired senior civil servant.

Its members are Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali, Chief Judge of Malaya Ahmad Maarop, Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Richard Malanjum, Federal Court judge Azahar Mohamed, Court of Appeal judges Hasnah Mohammed Hashim and Rhodzariah Bujang, and High Court judge Kamaludin Md Said.

The commission secretary is Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

Apandi, when contacted via a WhatsApp message, did not confirm or deny that such a decision had been taken.

“You should ask the chairman or the secretary of SPKP (the Malay acronym for the commission),” he said, adding that he was currently overseas.

Apandi further said the people had the “right to know, right to ask and right to be informed…”

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15 November 2017

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Will MACC chief be probed for his ‘luxurious holidays’, asks MP

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PARLIAMENT | Teo Nie Ching (DAP-Kulai) has questioned if MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad will be probed for the money spent on the “luxurious” trips he allegedly took to Bali and Hong Kong.

“On the MACC chief’s alleged luxurious holidays, I want to ask, who is going to probe him?”

“I am not interested as to who was with him on vacation, (they are) adults.

“But I want to touch on the allegation that he spent at least RM50,000 (on the) Bali trip, and another RM50,000 just for accommodation during his Hong Kong trip. Can he afford it?” she asked the Dewan Rakyat during the Budget 2018 debate.

Teo also raised the possibility that the trips were funded by a “crony,” as alleged in a series of videos that circulated on social media, purportedly showing Dzulkifli (photo) involved in an extramarital affair with a married woman.

The DAP lawmaker also questioned if Dzulkifli would be probed by his own commission.

“Who will probe him if he himself is accused of going on the luxurious trips to Hong Kong and Bali?

“Will a special task force be set up to investigate the matter, and if so will he be asked to take leave while an investigation is being carried out?

“If he does not relinquish his post, by taking leave, can we trust the graft busters, his subordinates, to probe him?”
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2 November 2017

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New YouTube clip on MACC chief hints at funds abuse, cover-up


The Malaysian Insight

ANOTHER video clip has emerged last night, widening the accusations against Malaysia’s anti-graft chief Dzulkifli Ahmad of abusing government funds and warning top civil servant Ali Hamsa from covering up the scandal.

The 57-second clip on the YouTube video-sharing site under the Jejak Dua Belas account showed a closed-circuit television view of a hotel room with an unmade bed, threatening to reveal the entire clip if thorough investigations are not done over an alleged sex scandal involving the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief and a married woman.

This is the third video clip against Dzulkifli although the earlier clips on YouTube have been removed days after being added two weeks ago.

The latest clip starts off with asking if whether it was corruption for Dzulkifli to attend a conference in Hong Kong using air tickets paid by the government but skipping the event.

Hong Kong hosted the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Anti-Corruption Forum 2017 on March 23 – an annual event attended by government officials and lawyers in the region.

It is not immediately known if Dzulkifli attended the event despite suggestions in the video clip that the government had sent him there.

It then showed a hotel room with an unmade bed, with a caption saying the entire goings-on in the room would be revealed if thorough investigations are not forthcoming.

The video ends with a warning to Ali, the chief secretary to the government, not to protect Dzulkifli in order to save himself, an issue that was also mentioned in the last clip uploaded on October 18.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/21043/

It had been previously reported that a closed-circuit television camera video has emerged apparently showing Dzulkifli and a married woman holding hands and going into a restaurant in Bali sometime in July this year.

Another video clip shows flight tickets, hotel registration papers and other footages of the couple and luggage being moved out of a hotel.

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C4: Why MACC chief’s alleged ‘affair’ impacts his work

PETALING JAYA: Opinions are divided as to whether Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Dzulkifli Ahmad’s alleged extramarital affair would affect his work.

According to anti-corruption activist Cynthia Gabriel, Dzulkifli’s job is to promote integrity and the alleged “affair” contravenes the MACC Act Section 2 that speaks about promoting integrity.

“The MACC chief may have fanned his own flames here. At the outset, it looks like the ‘affair’ and graft-busting are indeed two separate matters and does not relate to his work.

“But his waving around integrity pledges puts him between a rock and a hard place.

“”Integrity is across the board, which mean leaders with integrity should hold good values, which is where he is caught,” said the founder of the Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4).

Cynthia said Dzulkifli just has to come clean about the allegations against him.

” He has to tell the truth as that is part of showing integrity when you own up to something.

“If it is not him, he should just come out with a denial. If it is him, he has to tell the truth. This is part of promoting integrity and Section 2 of the MACC Act requires him to do so.”

Cynthia added that while Dzulkifli goes around waving the integrity pledge with all the political parties and people in power, he should also set an example to “practise what you preach”.

She said public officials are subject to scrutiny, much higher than anyone else.

“The MACC chief knows this better than anyone else. So while his so-called affair is personal, we believe the name of MACC should not be dragged down because of this.”

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24 October 2017

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KiniTV
Published on Oct 24, 2017
DAP lawmaker Gobind Singh Deo has asked Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad to clear the air over a viral video shot in Bali.

Gobind said the denial was necessary to preserve MACC’s reputation.

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Cops urged to probe if AGC interfering with investigations into MACC chief

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Police have been urged to investigate if the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has been interfering in police investigations.

Attorney-General Apandi Ali announced last week that his chambers had set up a special task force to monitor police investigations into MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad over an alleged extra-marital affair.

Today, Kampung Tunku assemblyperson Lau Weng San lodged a police report that requested police to probe the task force under Section 186 of the Penal Code.

The section concerns “obstructing a public servant in discharge of his public functions” and offenders can be punished with up to two years jail or an RM10,000 fine, or both.

“We think this (task force) is tantamount to obstructing police from carrying out their duties, and warrants sufficient attention for police to investigate,” Lau told Malaysiakini when contacted after he lodged the report this morning.

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20 October 2017

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INTERESTING! “TS Dzulkifli Ahmad married Puan Sri Bitizela Mohd. Bidin & the couple was blessed with two children.”

19 October 2017

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AG forms taskforce to probe MACC chief

PETALING JAYA: The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has set up a taskforce over allegations of an extramarital affair involving Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Dzukifli Ahmad.

In a statement today, Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali said the taskforce was formed on Oct 16 in view of the seriousness of the allegations that could affect Dzulkifli’s integrity.

“The AGC has formed a taskforce to closely monitor the investigations of the alleged offences under Section 498 of the Penal Code and other related offences,” Apandi said.

Section 498 of the Penal Code deals with “enticing or taking away or detaining with a criminal intent a married woman”.

The section states: Whoever takes or entices away any woman who is and whom he knows, or has reason to believe, to be the wife of any other man, from that man, or from any person having the care of her on behalf of that man, with intent that she may have illicit intercourse with any person, or conceals, or detains with that intent any such woman, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.

The AGC also cautioned and reminded all parties to refrain from making any comments that could jeopardise the ongoing investigations.

“In line with the current best practices of our prosecutorial policy, we will also ensure that the investigations will not discourage whistle blowers or competent witnesses from coming forward to assist the investigations, so that the truth shall prevail,” Apandi said in the statement.

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17 October 2017

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Speculations abound over who is out to get MACC ‘top officer’

Similarly, Berita Harian quoted the MACC’s Corruption Prevention Advisory Board president Tunku Aziz Tunku Ibrahim speculating that the said “top officer” is a political victim.
RThere is intense speculation over who masterminded an ongoing campaign to discredit a MACC top officer by alleging that he had an affair with a married woman.The matter came to light after a video was uploaded online, alleging that the two were involved in a romantic rendezvous in Bali in July.The video also contained flight details of the woman as well as the couple’s check-in details at a hotel in Bali.Umno supreme council member Mohd Puad Zakarshi…said that the video was work of unnamed political forces who were unnerved by MACC’s work.

Likewise, Malaysia-Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin speculated that opposition such as Parti Warisan Sabah is behind the “smear” campaign because of MACC’s investigations on the party’s top leaders.
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Meanwhile, Utusan Malaysia‘s senior news editor Zulkiflee Bakar, in an editorial today, offered a different perspective by speculating that illegal gambling operators are behind the campaign to “smear” the “top officer”.

He argued that these criminals have been compromising enforcement authorities with bribes and that they are in the MACC’s crosshairs.

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According to the inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun this morning, the police are investigating the alleged affair under Section 498 of the Penal Code
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Gambling syndicates out to smear MACC chief’s rep, says Utusan


IN a new twist, Utusan Malaysia has now accused gambling syndicates of trying to smear Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission head Dzulkifli Ahmad despite the anti-graft chief’s targeting alleged corruption in government ministries and agencies.

Editor Zulkiflee Bakar said today the smear campaign is retaliation against the anti-graft agency’s pledge to weed out gambling syndicates.

In a commentary published today, he blamed gambling syndicates for initiating a “character assassination” campaign against Dzulkifli, following his announcement on September 13 that MACC would focus on dens, operators, and enforcement authorities protecting them.

Yesterday, MACC advisory board chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim said allegations that Dzulkifli had an extramarital affair with a married woman were to undermine the graft-busting agency.

So far, the man at the centre of the allegations has kept silent, uncharacteristic of Dzulkifli, who has up till now, been making strong statements about MACC probes and recently lauded the agency’s performance in seizing millions more in assets compared with previous years.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/18885/

16 October 2017

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Corrupt politicians want to smear MACC chief, says Tunku Aziz


CORRUPT politicians who fear being hauled up are behind a smear campaign against Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Dzulkifli Ahmad, Berita Harian reported MACC advisory board chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim as saying.

Tunku Aziz said the allegation that Dzulkifli had an extra-marital affair with a married woman was to undermine the graft-busting agency.

The Malaysian Insight has contacted Dzulkifli for comment on the allegations, but has yet to receive a response.

MACC has also denied that a high-ranking officer was involved with a married woman.
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The woman at the centre of allegations that she had an affair with Dzulkifli came forward yesterday to say that she accepted the blame but would not reveal the real reason behind her divorce.

She apologised to Dzulkifli and his family in a public Facebook post.

She said she had been under pressure to clear her name after a three-minute video implicating her and Dzulkifli in an extra-marital affair went viral on social media recently.

The video showed several grainy pictures of her with Dzulkifli, as well as pictures of her with her family, including two young children.

The author of the clip claimed that the woman and her husband had divorced on September 28 at the Ulu Klang lower shariah court because of the alleged affair.

Several old clips of Dzulkifli were included in the video.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/18761/

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malaysiandigest.com

Here Are The Headlines For Today:

What Will He Do Now? – In an unexpected twist of events, the MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad came under fire after a YouTube video depicting his alleged extramarital affairs went viral. Malay Mail reported that the commission’s advisory board chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim opined that the accused ought to address the issue without being distracted from his admirable efforts in combating corruption.

http://malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/29-4-tile/702943-here-are-the-headlines-for-today-16102017.html

15 October 2017

IS THIS TRUE? It’s all over Twitter!

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Woman and ex-husband deny she had affair with MACC boss

Written by Zaidi Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR – September 12, 2017: A woman and her ex-husband have come out to deny that their divorce was not caused by her alleged affair with a senior officer.

Additionally the woman — Shazreen Jatta — who is said to be formerly with the Attorney-General’s Chambers, maintains that the rumour about her alleged affair with Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad was aimed at tarnishing his reputation.  Dzulkifli was also with the AGC before moving to the MACC.

The allegation surfaced after a video on the allegation was posted at Facebook late last month.

“Our divorce was done amicably. It is a personal matter and has nothing to do with Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad as alleged by the video. We will not hesitate to sue those who continue to spread the controversy for their own personal gains,” wrote Shazreen on Facebook two days ago, which was also signed by her former husband Mohd. Hafiz Jehangir Shah.
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Dzulkifli was previously at the office of Attorney General Apandi Ali

  • There, he is believed to have played a role in helping clear PM Najib over the 1MDB scandal and RM2.6 billion case of the mysterious donations, Malaysiakini reported.

    In fact, Dzulkifli was sitting right next to the A-G when Apandi, in a press conference on 26 January, announced there were no grounds to file criminal charges against Najib.
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2 October 2017

Dzulkifli’s job at risk in Umno disquiet over MACC probes


Jahabar Sadiq

TOP graft-buster Dzulkifli Ahmad can be proud of the higher cash seizures, more arrests and prosecution in his first year of running the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) but that success could cost him his job.

There is growing disquiet within Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) over Dzulkifli’s zest and apparent eagerness to nab those allegedly accepting bribes or involved in corrupt practices, especially government politicians.

Since taking office in August 2016, Dzulkifli’s MACC has seized RM334 million in assets compared with RM55 million the year before. MACC has also opened 952 investigation papers, up 2.94% from the same period previously, brought 405 cases to court (up 32.83%); and made 910 arrests (up 6%).

The Umno Supreme Council meeting last Friday discussed several high-profile MACC cases and arrests these past few weeks with even the most “benign” warlords demanding action to stop the “aggressive” enforcement.

“Some Umno Supreme Council members are concerned that Dzulkifli is going for the small fries and cases not worth mentioning, especially those allegedly involving their aides,” a source told The Malaysian Insight.

“They want action to make sure it does not affect Umno or BN, especially with the general election due within a year,” the source added.
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Concern grew when Human Resources Minister Richard Riot’s political secretary was among four detained in investigations into the alleged misappropriation of RM40 million from the Skills Development Fund Corp (SDFC).

It is understood that a top Umno Youth official from the Bagan Datoh division was also detained as part of the SDFC probe. The Bagan Datoh division is led by Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is the senior Umno vice-president.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/16821/

1 October 2017
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Kit Siang on 3 monkeys: All MACC officers must study English
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PETALING JAYA: DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang today used a statement by the Johor Permaisuri on the need to improve English to ask MACC officers to improve their command of the language.

In a statement after a DAP kopitiam ceramah in Bangi near here, published on his blog, he said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Dzulkifli Ahmad should arrange for all MACC officers to undergo English language lessons, “with him the first to enrol in such courses”.

He proposed that opportunities to study English should be extended to chiefs of national institutions and government departments and agencies.

Lim said this could prevent Dzulkifli from making “the elementary blunder of accusing him of calling him a ‘monkey’ when I used the saying of the traditional three monkeys, ‘with eyes that see not, ears that hear not and mouth that speaks not’ about the 1MDB scandal”.

Bernama reported yesterday that Dzulkifli had criticised Lim over the use of the word “monkeys” when talking about him.

Dzulkifli said while he was open to criticism from the DAP leader, it should be conveyed in a civilised manner.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/10/01/kit-siang-on-3-monkeys-all-macc-officers-must-study-english/

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As a symbol of the government’s support for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today announced a RM5 million allocation for the commission’s Yayasan Prihatin.

“As a symbol of my support for the MACC, on behalf of the government, I would like to announce an RM5 million allocation for MACC’s Yayasan Prihatin.”

His announcement, made at MACC’s 50th anniversary celebrations at the commission’s new complex in Putrajaya today, was met with applause from the top MACC officers present.

MACC’s Yayasan Prihatin was launched as part of efforts to ensure the welfare of MACC officers.

Najib in his speech said he knows how MACC officers work “day and night” in their fight against corruption, and as such moral support must be shown for their welfare.
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29 September 2017

MACC chief upset over Kit Siang’s remark

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Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Dzulkifli Ahmad today described as uncivilised opposition leader Lim Kit Siang’s reference to monkeys in associating him with regard to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) issue.

Dzulkifli said he was open to criticism from the DAP leader but it should be conveyed in a civilised manner.

“The people can judge whether the behaviour and words of the DAP leader are in accordance with Malaysian culture. We are civilised people but the words used are extreme and uncivilised,” he said to reporters after attending the unveiling of an anti-corruption mural by Perak Menteri Besar Zambry Abd Kadir at the MACC Perak office in conjunction with the MACC anti-corruption roadshow in Ipoh.
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The people are watching you too, Kit Siang tells MACC chief

DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang has fired back at Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Dzulkifli Ahmad, saying all eyes were on the graft-buster, on whether he would lead a clean commission.

In particular, Lim said the people are judging Dzulkifli’s stance on the 1MDB scandal.

“Dzulkifli should realise that if he acts as the traditional three monkeys – with eyes that see not, ears that hear not, and a mouth that speaks not – about the 1MDB scandal, he will be making the MACC into the first ‘kleptocratic’ anti-corruption agency in the world,” Lim said in a statement today.

He was responding to the MACC chief, who yesterday said, the people were watching and judging the DAP veteran’s commitment and seriousness to fight corruption.

Lim said he has already placed himself to be judged by the people ever since he joined politics 52 years ago.

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MACC chief takes on minister

KINI ROUNDUP | Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

MACC chief takes on minister

MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad publicly rebuked Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Paul Low, accusing him of trying to control the commission.

Low denied this, stating that the proposed National Integrity and Management Department (JITN) which will oversee several enforcement agencies including the MACC was meant to help with transformation instead of controlling them.

DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang agreed that the MACC should not come under the JITN but said the commission should be placed under a parliamentary committee led by the opposition in the interest of independence and professionalism.

On a separate matter, Low said MACC’s offer to vet election candidates was not a case of political meddling.

Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy, who is from DAP, said the MACC lacked moral authority to vet election candidates due to failure in acting on the multi-billion ringgit 1MDB scandal.

Dzulkifli said the vetting was voluntary but reminded the DAP that people were watching them.
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27 September 2017

‘MACC chief must ask to come under opposition-led parliamentary committee’

MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad should ask that the commission is placed under a parliamentary committee headed by the opposition if he was serious about independence, said DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang.

Lim said this in response to Dzulkifli fuming at Minister in the Prime MInister’s Department Paul Low’s proposal for the Department of National Integrity and Good Governance (JITN). to monitor the MACC and ensure that it properly investigated cases and effectively charges perpetrators.

“MACC is supposed to be independent but it is not. It will be even less independent when it is hived off to Paul Low under JITN.

“MACC must not only resist Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak hiving off the MACC to Paul Low, it must also demand MACC comes directly under an opposition-headed parliamentary committee to ensure its independence and professionalism,” said Lim in a statement today.

Lim said the 1MDB scandal had been the worst blot on the independence and professionalism of the MACC.

“Malaysians do not expect Dzulkifli and attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali to re-open investigations into the 1MDB scandal, as this can only be done if there is a new Pakatan Harapan federal government in Putrajaya after the 14th general election,” he said.

The new government, Lim said, will certainly place MACC under a parliamentary committee and not under any minister.

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27 September 2017

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Who is MACC to vet our candidates, asks Wan Azizah
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PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today questioned the need for them to submit a list of their election candidates to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for vetting.

She said PH had its own internal vetting system, and if need be, they would submit the list to MACC.

“Why do they need to vet? We will do our own vetting.

“If need be (we will send). But at the moment, I’m just saying, who is MACC?”

Wan Azizah, who is also the opposition leader, was asked to comment on MACC’s invitation to parties to submit the names of prospective 14th General Election candidates to be vetted.

Wan Azizah went on to say that they needed to be wary of the move.

“You must remember MACC, from history, when it comes to the opposition, they are quick to take action. You will find selective persecution.

“So we have to be a bit wary, is this just a political ploy?” she asked.

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This man is gong after Lim Guan Eng.

MACC to take action against Lim Guan Eng, refers to Attorney-General

PUTRAJAYA: 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.

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15 August 2016

To clean civil service, start from top, MP tells MACC boss

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad must start with top officers if he intends to meet his goal of cleaning the civil service of corruption.

Saying this, Kuala Terengganu MP Raja Kamarul Bahrin Ahmad Shah said this was because the government must lead by example.

“The problem is, the MACC and the Attorney-General’s Chambers’ net is too flimsy, so much so that only weak, small fish are caught while bigger fish slip through, swim freely to Singapore, Switzerland and the United States and purchase luxury properties there.

“A fish rots from its head, so corrupt leaders inspire corrupt followers,” he said in a statement.

Referring to the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) lawsuits, he also questioned if cleaning civil service involves pinning down the person identified in the filings as ‘Malaysian Official 1′.

The DOJ describes ‘Malaysian Official 1′ as a high-ranking public official who recieved US$731 million of funds originating from 1MDB.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/352330?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

MACC chief is not ‘Duterte’

August 15, 2016

How can those who have committed corrupt acts surrender when the anti-graft agency does not have the bite to take on politicians who have been involved in mega crimes?

 

By P Ramasamy

It takes courage and considerable political power to clean the country of corruption and financial scandals. Drug pushers will surrender to the Philippine authorities simply because President Rodrigo Duterte has warned them that if they do not, they will face certain death.

As they say, a new broom sweeps clean for a while. In this respect, the newly appointed Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC), Dzulkifli Ahmad, is certainly seen to be doing his work. Hardly in office, he has already sounded a warning to those involved in corruption to surrender themselves and face a reduced sentence rather than wait to be arrested by his office and charged in court with a maximum sentence imposed.

The Malaysian public is fed up with corruption, money laundering activities and other forms of financial scandals. They would certainly welcome Dzulkilfi’s move to go after those involved in corruption and money laundering activities.

There is no doubt Dzulkifli has good and noble intentions. He wants to do his job as expected by the public. However, is he capable of doing his job in an environment where politicians, particularly those involved in his appointment, are allegedly involved in corrupt activities themselves?

There are tonnes of material concerning Prime Minister Najib Razak’s alleged involvement in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal and his ties with individuals who allegedly misappropriated money from the investment fund, as reported by the US Department of Justice, to purchase properties in the United States.

Is it possible for Dzulkifli to act against officials in higher places especially those who enjoy political power?

Even if those who have committed acts of corruption surrender, it will only be those who indulged in some minor acts and not those who have been involved in mega ones.

Is Dzulkifli prepared to resign from his post if he fails his first test?

P Ramasamy is Deputy Chief Minister II of Penang.

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http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2016/08/15/macc-chief-is-not-duterte/

14 August 2016

MACC to freeze, seize and forfeit ill-gotten wealth from corruption

PUTRAJAYA: Stern measures including freezing, confiscating and forfeiting properties acquired by corrupt practices and abuse of power will be enforced more aggressively to combat corruption in the country.
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The new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner, Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad said the actions would be carried out by using its existing enforcement power and capabilities.
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“Among the actions which could be taken are with the provisions of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009, the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA), Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001,” he said in an exclusive interview with BERNAMA on Saturday.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/08/165398/macc-freeze-seize-and-forfeit-ill-gotten-wealth-corruption

Surrender or wait for us, warns MACC chief

PUTRAJAYA: “Stop corrupt practices and abuse of power now or be prepared to face the brunt of MACC enforcement.”

The new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Chief Commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad, 48, in sounding out the warning, called on those involved in corruption to surrender voluntarily for a possible lighter sentence against them.

“Come now, I have opened this opportunity, come anytime before action is taken. If actions have been taken, there is no need to see us. For those who are feeling the heat, they can come.

“We will study and discuss with the Attorney-General’s Chambers on what actions could be taken (for a lighter sentence) as the question of prosecution is under their purview,” he said in an exclusive interview with BERNAMA at his office, here on Saturday.

http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/08/165393/surrender-or-wait-us-warns-macc-chief

MACC’s chief to focus on a clean civil service

August 14, 2016

Dzulkifli Ahmad will share his experience in fighting high-profile corruption, commercial crime and money-laundering while director of national revenue recovery enforcement team.

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PUTRAJAYA: The new head of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission says his focus is on a clean civil service free of corruption, misappropriation and power abuse.

“We do not want the civil service to be smeared with corruption, as well as senior officers seen living a lifestyle that is beyond their income or accumulate wealth through corrupt practices,” said Dzulkifli Ahmad, who took over as MACC’s chief commissioner this month.

Dzulkifli, a veteran in the civil service, was the head of the National Revenue Recovery Enforcement Team of the Attorney-General’s Chambers before being appointed to head MACC.

He said the focus would be given to enforcement and regulatory agencies, local authorities and government-linked companies in line with the aspirations of the Government Transformation Programme.

The role of the integrity officers, he said, would also be strengthened so that integrity and governance in the civil service could be enhanced.

This will reduce leakage and ensure improvement in the civil service delivery system, he added.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/08/14/maccs-chief-to-focus-on-a-clean-civil-service/

Dzulkifli Ahmad Is The New MACC Chief. Here’s What You Should Know About Him

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After Abu Kassim Mohamed asked for his contract to be terminated as the MACC Chief two years before his term ends, insisting that there was no pressure on him to step down, Chief Secretary to the Government Ali Hamsa named Dzulkifli Ahmad as the successor.

Dzulkifli was previously at the office of Attorney General Apandi Ali

There, he is believed to have played a role in helping clear PM Najib over the 1MDB scandal and RM2.6 billion case of the mysterious donations, Malaysiakini reported.

In fact, Dzulkifli was sitting right next to the A-G when Apandi, in a press conference on 26 January, announced there were no grounds to file criminal charges against Najib.

On 28 July, the Malay Mail Online had reported that in order to pave the way for Dzulkifli’s appointment as the new MACC Chief, his salary scale had been upgraded to Jusa A Superscale by the AGC

    • “If he’s not upgraded, he cannot jump,” a highly-placed source told Malay Mail Online.

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    • Furthermore, he was also one of the AG Chambers officers implicated in an RM48 million lawsuit filed by lawyer Rosli Dahlan for conducting an illegal search of the lawyer’s assets in 2007
    • Dzulkifli had handled several high-profile corruption and criminal breach of trust cases in the past. This includes the conviction of two Tabung Haji senior general managers, Mohamad Shafie and Mohamed Amin Sidek, in 2002.However, Mohamad was discharged and acquitted in 2012 by the Court of Appeal.Dzulkifli also served as secretary to the special task force on 1MDB, replacing Jessica Gurmeet Kaur after Mohamed Apandi Ali succeeded Abdul Gani Patail as A-G.
    • http://says.com/my/news/dzulkifli-ahmad-is-the-new-macc-chief-here-s-what-you-should-know-about-him

 

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