Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission allocation for 2017 is the lowest it has been given for years despite it success hauling in “big sharks”.
“MACC this year (2017) received the lowest allocation since 2013,” said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Dzulkifli Ahmad.
“People want us to arrest a Tan Sri, we got a Tan Sri, people want us to arrest a Datuk Seri, we got one,” Dzulkifli boasted, dismissing allegations that MACC only catches the “small fish” and protects the big “sharks”.
Dzulkifli warned corrupt politicians, they will eventually face MACC’s stern action.
Dzulkifli said candidates in the upcoming general elections must be corruption-free. He added MACC is willing to screen potential election candidates if demanded by their parties from both sides of the aisle.
Even if the candidates won, later found to be corrupt, they will still be subjected to legal action Dzulkifli said.
Dzulkifli laments the constraint that MACC faces in its quest to eliminate corruption in the country.
He said it has 1,900 enforcement officers policing a whopping 1.6 million civil servants and a dwindling budget.