MACC deny threatening businessman, urge police to investigate claims

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is calling on police to investigate a businessman’s claims that he was threatened by MACC officers.

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Denying the allegation, the MACC said it views the matter seriously.

“He lodged the police report after two months of his release from MACC custody.

“The police report has since been spread by certain parties, tarnishing the commission’s image,” the MACC said in a statement on Wednesday (Dec 9).

The MACC has since made a report denying the allegation.

“We urge the police to investigate the matter.

“We will not protect any party if the allegation is proven true but if it is not, then the man making the allegation must face justice,” it said.

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It was reported that police have received a report made by a businessman, who claimed that he was threatened while in the custody of a few MACC officers and a man with the title of “Datuk”.

The 32-year-old man was previously detained at his home in Wangsa Melawati on Oct 1 in connection with money laundering activities involving Addy Kanna and Alvin Goh, who have been detained under the Prevention of Crime Act (Poca).

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said the report was lodged by the businessman on Sunday (Dec 6) while the MACC has also lodged a report on the matter, denying the allegation.

“We have received both reports lodged by the trader and the MACC.

“Both reports are being investigated by Bukit Aman CID,” he said when contacted on Wednesday.

It is learnt that the businessman had lodged a report claiming he was ordered to change the ownership of two cars to a Datuk as a means to prevent any action against him during the money laundering investigation.

He also claimed that a few MACC officers asked him to list the Datuk as his partner in a furniture business. – THE STAR

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