Lawyer slams MACC for harassment, reveals offer by senior officer to stop probe

Mansoor Saat says he was offered a way out through the transfer of his company shares to another firm.

(MalaysiaNow) – A lawyer whom the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) accused of fleeing an investigation into a contract awarded to develop a new immigration management system has made a shocking claim regarding a senior officer of the anti-graft agency, as well as harassment of him and his family.

Mansoor Saat, a director and shareholder of NERS Sdn Bhd involved in the development of a foreign worker biometric data system, also strongly denied MACC’s suggestion that he had absconded, describing a statement that he was being hunted as a deliberate attempt to smear his name.

“There is no greater falsehood than that. I am not a fugitive. I am also not on the run,” he said, adding that the investigating officer knew what happened but “sought to cast aspersions on my integrity”.

“I reject that false narrative with all of the forces at my disposal,” he said, adding that he was considering a suit against MACC for the abuse of power and misfeasance in public office.

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