Musa hails MACC crackdown on government officers

 |Jan 5, 2017
Former IGP Musa Hassan.
Former IGP Musa Hassan said it was high time for MACC to flush out corruption in civil service.

The recent enforcement spree by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is a warning to government officers not to indulge in corrupt practices.

Malaysia Community Crime Care Association (MCCC) chairman Musa Hassan, in a telephone interview with Malaysia Outlook said, this was a lesson to government servants from top to the bottom.

“MACC has been educating people on corruption all the while.

“If civil servants don’t learn, then they have to face the consequences,” he said.

The former IGP also said it was high time for MACC to flush out corruption in civil service.

He was commenting on the arrest of Rural and Regional Development Ministry secretary-general Arif Ab Rahman and his two sons by MACC

Mohd Arif is suspected be involved in an abuse of power, corruption and money laundering.

He was nabbed at his home in USJ3, Subang Jaya, on Wednesday, Jan 4 just as he was about to leave for work.

His two sons were arrested later at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya when they were summoned for questioning.

MACC officers, who conducted a 12-hour search at Mohd Arif ‘s house, found gold bars, 150 luxury handbags, branded watches and foreign currencies.

The gold bars and Australian and Euro currencies seized were estimated at RM3 million.

The designer handbags were from brands such as Chanel, Hermes, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Gucci.

Prices for some of these bags range from RM7,000 to RM100,000 each.

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Murali is a contributor to MO. He advocates the principle of practising human rights with responsibility.