Anwar: PN silent over MACC’s effors against super rich

The opposition bloc, Perikatan Nasional is practising pin drop silence over anti-corruption efforts undertaken by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) against the super rich, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said.

“I observed in parliament, that the opposition behaves as if it is angry and resentful, and there is no opposition voice supporting the steps to combat corruption. To me, it’s strange.

“When I was in opposition, if there was a government proposal regarding the MACC, I supported it. In fact, I said it was not brave enough (government action).

“Recently, there was an action by the MACC against one of the prominent figures considered the wealthiest. There has been no voice from the opposition,” he said during his speech at the National Anti-Corruption Summit 2024 in Kuala Lumpur today.

Former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin and wife are currently facing charges in court for their failure to declare their assets.

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s two sons – Mirzan and Mokhzani – have been instructed to declare their assets.

Anwar reiterated the government that he currently heads would not tolerate any leaders who are facing power abuse or corruption allegations.

He said it in no uncertain terms that the MACC would probe them and they would be removed from the cabinet.

“But the warning is clear, the MACC will not exclude investigations into the current leadership or monitor every tender or decision made.

“If there are, I say don’t ask me, please take action, and those individuals must be removed for the country to be safe,” he said.

“For over a year, we have been in power, and faced many attacks, but I ask in Parliament and outside Parliament, to provide one piece of evidence against any minister or the current prime minister if there is corruption.

“Ask (MACC chief Tan Sri) Azam Baki, if there is an investigation, we will investigate, charge, and follow the judicial system for punishment,” he added.