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MACC has not reached out to Wan Saiful over allegations involving RM1.7mil allocation, says Azam Baki

Publish date: Thu, 29 Feb 2024, 03:29 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has not reached out to Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan following his allegations involving RM1.7mil in allocations, says Tan Sri Azam Baki.

The MACC chief commissioner said this after Wan Saiful claimed that he was contacted by MACC officers over what he had said in the Dewan Rakyat.

"I have checked with my investigation officers about Wan Saiful’s claim, but none of them had contacted him. "Perhaps it was someone else pretending to be an officer from the MACC,” he said.

“Ideally under Section 25(1) of the MACC Act 2009, the person who is offered or given or promised a bribe should come forward to lodge a report either at the nearest police station or our office,” added Azam.

Speaking on Thursday (Feb 29) after attending a summit launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Azam said that the MACC will carry out a proper investigation into all complaints and reports lodged with the graftbusters.

“This is not just mere speculation, so he must be responsible to come forward,” he told reporters after attending the National Anti-Corruption Summit 2024 here.

On Wednesday (Feb 28), Wan Saiful said he was contacted by MACC officers about lodging a report over the claims made in the Dewan Rakyat.

During the Dewan Rakyat session, Wan Saiful said he was offered RM1.7million in allocations if he would pledge his support for Anwar.

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