MACC chief advises political parties to carefully screen and choose their candidates for the next general election.
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has promised to act against corrupt politicians – after the general election.
MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad said they did not want to act against politicians now as it could be used a campaign fodder in GE14.
In an interview with Mingguan Malaysia, he said many people had queried an earlier announcement by MACC that it would go all out against any politician after GE14.
He advised political parties to save themselves a lot of grief by only choosing “clean” people to contest as assemblymen and MPs.
“If this is not done, don’t blame us if we come knocking on their doors after GE14.
“I don’t make empty promises or populist statements.
“I have only one word for those who are corrupt – wait.”
Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also home minister, said his ministry would give MACC its support and whatever assistance was needed to combat the scourge of corruption.
He said MACC had absolute power to hunt down anyone, be they politicians, businessmen or public officers.
Of late, MACC had been active arresting businessmen and public officers for indulging in corrupt practices.
Zahid said MACC had extensive legal provisions to investigate and conduct searches and it should use these provisions to take action.
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