Giat calls for a stop to obstruction and interference of MACC's investigations

10 Aug 2015 / 17:30 H.

    PETALING JAYA: The Governance, Integrity, Accountability and Transparency (Giat) coalition has called for an immediate stop to activities that may obstruct the Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission (MACC) from conducting its investigations effectively.
    This came in light of the recent raid on Aug 6 on the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya and homes of senior staff where documents and laptops were said to have been confiscated by the police.
    "We call for the immediate cessation of actions that obstruct the competency and capability of MACC to investigate possible corruption offences.
    "With the dismantling of the special task force investigating 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the inter-agency raids, the sudden removal of the Attorney-General and the suspension of the Parliamentary Accounts Committee Investigations of 1MDB, the loss of faith in the integrity and function of key public institutions will have dire ramifications on the stability and governance of the country," they said.
    The coalition called for the setting up of Royal Commission of Inquiry with terms of reference that would ensure that all key questions surrounding the current 1MDB issue are answered.
    Giat is a coalition which includes Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4), Friends of Kota Damansara, the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas), Transparency International Malaysia and Sinar Project.

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