Investigation into Azam Baki’s alleged misconduct remains open – LPPR chairman


PUTRAJAYA – The investigation into the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki’s alleged misconduct is still open to be pursued by any authoritative agency, said Anti-Corruption Advisory Board (LPPR) chairman Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang (picture).

He said the LPPR had no intention whatsoever to stop any further investigation into the allegations made against Azam, but would encourage it instead under the concept of the rule of law so that the MACC’s good name and integrity would remain at the highest level possible in accordance with the law.

“As stated in the written media statement dated Jan 5, 2022, the investigation into the MACC’s chief commissioner’s alleged misconduct is still open to be pursued on the advice and supervision of the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

“The LPPR’s views and recommendations made on Jan 5, 2022, are neither intended nor aimed to stop any independent and authoritative agency to carry out an official and thorough investigation into the MACC chief commissioner’s alleged misconduct.

“However, as the LPPR chairman, I realise and am well aware that the LPPR has no power to pursue its own investigation into any allegation of criminal misconduct involving an MACC officer,” he told a special press conference here today.