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Nothing political in arrest of opposition MP’s staff

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KUALA NERUS, Sept 23 2017 : The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has denied that the detention of three staff of a PKR member of parliament in Selangor on Thursday was politically motivated.

MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad said the action against the three individuals  was conducted professionally in line with the efforts of the commission to rid the country of corruption.

“We stress that the arrest of the individuals is not related to politics.

“We are doing it professionally and not due to politics as the MACC has no time to be involved in politics,” he said when approached by reporters after opening an anti-corruption carnival and Kejar 2017 (2017 Anti-Corruption Expedition) in Teluk Ketapang here yesterday.

Dzulkifli was commenting on the allegation by Subang MP R. Sivarasa of PKR that the detention of his three employees by MACC yesterday was politically motivated.

Dzulkifli reminded all parties to give space and opportunity to MACC to carry out its investigations against  those detained before they start defending them in the mass media.

“Please give us the opportunity to probe and after the investigations had been completed and if they are not guilty, we will not take action. But if there is sufficient evidence, we will take action,” he said.

“We will act indiscriminately regardless of whether the person is from the ruling party or opposition,” he said, adding that the MACC had also take action against individuals from the ruling party recently. – Bernama  

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