Corruption in Selangor: Civil servants make up 55% of those investigated by the MACC in 2018-2022



Civil servants biggest group investigated for corruption in Selangor, says MACC

February 27, 2023 13:06 pm +08

SHAH ALAM (Feb 27): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Monday (Feb 27) revealed that civil servants were the biggest group detained by the commission for investigations into corruption, irregularities and abuse of power in Selangor between 2018 and 2022.

Selangor MACC director Datuk Alias Salim said that based on its records, 170 civil servants were arrested during that period, followed by 84 private workers, 50 civilians and five each involving politicians and individuals from government-linked companies.

“The year 2022 recorded the highest number of arrests at 72, followed by 2018 (66 arrests) and 2021 (63 arrests).

“Of the total 314 arrests, we have opened 269 investigation papers related to corruption cases, with 135 cases charged in the courts,” he said in a statement here.

Alias said that in the same period, the Selangor MACC had received 1,764 pieces of information related to corruption, irregularities and abuse of power.

“The Selangor MACC also recorded a seizure amounting to RM366,845, in addition to forfeited assets worth RM1,768,554.89,” he said.



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