MACC Urged to Investigate All Parties Connected with Bala’s Corruption Allegation

SHAH ALAM, November 11: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been urged to conduct a thorough investigation on some individuals that have been raised by private investigator P. Balasubramaniam (Bala) in relation to the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.

PKR vice-president, Tian Chua, when contacted, said the MACC should be transparent instead of rashly responding to the demands of Bala.

In fact, he said, MACC action is deemed to be trying to hide ‘something’.

“If the MACC was totally transparent, they would insist upon asking Bala to give a statement during the trial. If the MACC wants to confirm whether or not they have enough evidence, everyone needs to be investigated. Unfortunately, all the names mentioned by Bala were never investigated, “he said.

Citing Malaysia Kini, MACC in reply to Bala’s lawyer, Americk Sidhu on 8 November, said there is a lack of evidence to prosecute any of the parties based on the decision by the Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP).

MACC in its reply said they had “conducting a thorough investigation” and had submitted the results to the DPP for “research and advice”.

According to MACC, the DPP had reviewed the overall evidence but found there was a lack of evidence to prosecute any of the individuals for whatever criminal offense.

In a three-paragraph response, MACC said that they agreed with the conclusions of the deputy public prosecutor, and it has been presented to the MACC operation review panel on 8 November 2012, who had also agreed with him.

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