PUTRAJAYA — September 5, 2017: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has decided to act against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng who refused to apologise for making a statement the agency deemed slanderous.
The matter has been referred by the MACC to Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.
Last August 25, MACC gave Lim 48 hours to tender an open and unconditional apology to the agency or face legal action following his statement that the detention of Penang state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh was illegal.
MACC stressed in a statement today that while it respected the freedom of anyone to criticise, it would not at all compromise if they issued slanderous statements specifically related to investigations by the MACC with the aim of tarnishing its image and reputation.
“MACC has no vested interest in any investigation and will investigate every case without taking into account posts, political ideologies and the positions of the individuals being investigated,” said the statement. — Bernama