MACC gets thumbs up for probing on Pandora, Panama Papers

The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) today received the thumbs up, over its probes on the exposes revealed via the Pandora and Panama Papers, from a member of the government’s Special Committee on Corruption.

The MACC however was reminded to conduct the probe in a non-partisan manner.

“Don’t let it be that only those who are viewed as rivals to the unity government in power now be probed while the supporters and members of the administration are not investigated.

“The MACC must be transparent, professional, and carry out its duties with integrity based on the principle of ‘without fear or favour’,” said Hassan Karim (PH-Pasir Gudang) in a statement yesterday.

In supporting the MACC, he also praised them for going after the elites who are ‘untouchable’.

On that note he reminded them against making threats.

Yesterday former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed that the MACC threatened to imprison his son for five years.

The MACC began by probing into the assets of former finance minister, Tun Daim Zainuddin.

It also started investigating the assets of Mirzan Mahathir who is the managing director Betamek Bhd.

The MACC has given Mirzan a period of 30 days to make a full asset declaration.

Daim, Mirzan and several other figures, including government backbenchers, were named in the Pandora and Panama Papers for having offshore accounts.