Wan Saiful: MACC deliberately leaking probe info?

KUALA LUMPUR: An opposition lawmaker has claimed that there was selective information leakages regarding Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) investigations.

Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan (PN-Tasek Gelugor) said there had been leaks in some of the MACC probes, which were then picked up and reported by news agencies quoting anonymous sources.

"In upholding the MACC's integrity, I have my share of experiences in dealing with MACC, and this is one matter that should be given immediate attention.

"Lately, there has been numerous information being leaked through unnamed sources from MACC, which are then published in newspapers and turned into news.

"This raises questions whether MACC is the one leaking them intentionally for certain purposes.

"Hence what is the government's plan to improve this weakness in MACC to end selective information leaks... for the people to be confident and trust that the investigation by MACC is transparent and not for other reasons," he said in a supplementary question in Dewan Rakyat today.

Deputy Minister in Prime Minister's Department (Law and Institutional Reform) Ramkarpal Singh denied that MACC would allow leaks in its investigation.

He said the issue raised by Wan Saiful could be resolved by lodging a police report.

"Of course, the MACC does not allow leaks of its investigation as with other cases.

"But if there are leaks in its investigation, this can be resolved by making a police report for further investigation," he said today.

Earlier, he was answering a question by Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (PH-Kuala Selangor) on whether MACC will be placed under the supervision of the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC).

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