MPs beware, MACC is watching…

By Abdul Karim Rozilan

AMID the uncertain political situation and the possible power brokering going on now, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has warned that it is keeping a close watch on current movements in the country.

Its deputy commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki cautioned MPs to stay clear of accepting bribes in any form to secure positions.

He stressed that any MP who offers or receives bribes in any form from any party with a vested interest would be committing an offence under the MACC Act 2009.

“To date, we have not received any such complaints. However, we are monitoring the situation very closely,” he told Bernama.

The country is currently mired in political uncertainty after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Monday resigned as prime minister and chairman of Bersatu, one of the four Pakatan Harapan component parties, which also announced on the same day that it was leaving the coalition.

Dr Mahathir has since been appointed interim Prime Minister.