The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) opened 50 investigation papers (IPs) and detained 18 people to assist with cases involving higher education institutions (IPTAs) in 2016.
MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) Shamshun Baharin Mohd Jamil said in the first quarter of this year, the commission had opened three IPs and detained two individuals in similar cases involving IPTAs.
The cases were part of 70 investigation papers opened and 23 people detained in such cases in the country since 2014.
MACC statistics also showed 54% of 1,267 people arrested by the MACC were aged 40 and below.
“This matter is very worrying and needs to be taken seriously, considering the younger generation are the people who will shape the future of the country,” Shamshun said in Durian Tunggal, Alor Gajah on Monday. – Bernama