Empower MACC to Prosecute Misconducts Stated in Auditor-General’s Report


SHAH ALAM, 6 Oct: The Central Government has been urged to strengthen the power of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to prosecute those who conduct abuse of power or spend extravagantly in the Auditor-General’s Report 2012.

Member of Parliament for Bukit Katil, Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin said, the government does not need to set up a special committee to examine and review the Auditor-General’s Report because it would only add red tape and its effectiveness.

He said, by enhancing the MACC’s power, it would create greater space for the MACC to carry out investigations and prosecutions, and the case would not be obstructed in the Attorney-General’s Office.

“Only with the MACC’s power to prosecute, decisive action can be taken against cases of abuse of power in the audit report,” said Shamsul when contacted by TVSelangor.

The Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng, said that the central government should accept the invitation from Pakatan Rakyat (PR) which proposed for a committee, consisting of the Deputy Prime Minister as the Chairman, followed by the Leader of the Opposition and the Auditor-General, to prevent misuse and punish those involved in abuse of power.

“The Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, stated that the government will set up a special committee to examine and review the Auditor-General’s Report 2012.

“However, it is quite amusing when such type of research are merely disclosures without action. I am sure that Malaysians will not accept the government’s tactic of trying to delay and distort reality, and eventually it would be like the disclosures made in prior years and just end there” he said in a press statement.

Guan Eng said, the Auditor General’s Report on the governments waste of public money would have no meaning if no action is taken.

“The disclosure clearly highlights that there are irregularities and non-transparency in Barisan Nasional’s (BN) governance.

Previously, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa said, the government is to set up a special committee to examine and review the Auditor General’s Report 2012.

The committee will be chaired by him and will comprise of the Director General of Public Service, the Attorney-General, officers of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), the Ministry of Finance and the Royal Malaysian Police.

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