No special treatment for anyone, says MACC chief

(The Star) KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) does not accord anyone special treatment, said its chief Datuk Seri Ahmad Said Hamdan.

Politicians, whether they were from the opposition parties or the ruling government, were also treated the same, he added.

“Even if he is a Menteri Besar, he has no power to stop our investigation,” he said when contacted by Bernama here tonight.

He was commenting on a call by the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board for the MACC to continue its investigations into corruption cases regardless of the status or background of the individuals involved.

Anti-Corruption Advisory Board (LPPR) chairman Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad, in a press statement, had said MACC was duty-bound to take action on any party regardless of their standing or political background.

Abdul Hamid also advised the commission to carry out their responsibilities to combat corruption effectively and efficiently.

On remarks by investigation director Datuk Shukri Abdull that the commission should stop investigating politicians indefinitely, Ahmad Said said Mohd Shukri felt pressured by unfounded allegations hurled at the commission.

Mohd Shukri made the remarks after the MACC was accused of acting aggressively when arresting Wong Chuan How, an aide to Selangor state executive council member Ronnie Liu, in Sungai Pelek on Friday.