Hamzah: Azam’s case will be investigated following police report lodged

(Bernama) – The Home Ministry has taken note of the police report lodged against Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chairman Tan Sri Azam Baki on Friday (Jan 7).

“We just received the report but we will investigate according to certain Acts,” he said.

On Wednesday (Jan 5), Azam denied allegations that he had control over many companies, including conglomerates, describing it as a malicious allegation.

Azam was also reported to have said that it was all a big lie to create a negative perception against him.

Meanwhile, Hamzah said the government sympathised with the situation faced by Rohingya nationals who are United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cardholders.

He said however any actions that caused problems to the country would be dealt with.

He said they held UNHCR cards and should not view Malaysia as a “cemetery”.

“We only help on humanitarian grounds but don’t become big-headed as I do not like anyone to think they are above our laws.

“We do not want any other problems to arise, like the incident at a traffic light in Kuala Lumpur where members of the public were insulted, and this shouldn’t be happening in our country,” he told reporters during the MEKAR Prihatin post-flood programme in Taman Sri Nanding near here today.

He said this when asked to comment on the action of Rohingya children found begging and acting aggressively towards motorists around Cheras following a viral video.