Corruption body opens 15 investigations after AG's report

PETALING JAYA - A total of 15 investigation papers have been opened by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) following the findings in the Auditor-General's Report 2012.

MACC investigation director Datuk Mustafar Ali said they viewed the weaknesses exposed by the report seriously.

"It is the duty and responsibility of the MACC to probe the corruption cases, abuse of power and misappropriation highlighted by the report," he said yesterday.

He said the MACC had set up a special team with the National Audit Department to take follow up action.

"The MACC, which is leading this team, will present the findings, action plan and recommendations to take action against those who have committed bribery, misappropriation, abuse of power and forgery," he said.

On the setting up of a special committee chaired by the chief secretary to the government, Mustafar said this was a significant and proactive effort so that issues raised in the report do not recur.

"At the same time, strict action can be taken against those who are careless and fail to obey the law," he said.