Stiff sentence proves MACC doesn’t protect anyone, says Abu Kassim
KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 — The 13-year jail sentence and fine of more than RM2 million meted out by the Sessions Court on a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) assistant superintendent for corruption proves that the commission does not protect anyone who has committed an offence.
MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed said by virtue of the fact that the case was investigated and prosecuted by officers from the commission also proved that the commission is not biased.
“I want to make it clear that we have zero tolerance towards corruption. (MACC) officers, no matter how good they are, if they are involved in matters affecting integrity, especially corruption, we will take action.
“MACC regards this case as very serious. I hope it can give a signal to all government officers, including in MACC, to not be involved with corruption,” he told reporters here.
Earlier, Abu Kassim opened a bowling tournament between MACC and the Singapore Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in Seri Kembangan near here.
Yesterday, MACC assistant superintendent M. Mohan, 39, was sentenced to 13 years’ jail time and fined RM2.275 million by the Shah Alam Sessions Court after he was found guilty of three counts of corruption three years ago.
Abu Kassim said the sentence that was meted out was the most severe since the enforcement of the MACC Act 2009 which replaced the Anti-Corruption Act 1997. — Bernama