Tuesday, March 3, 2009

MACC received 1,958 tip-offs this year

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) received 1,958 tip-offs on graft between Jan 1 and Feb 23 this year alone.

Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said out of this, 523 tip-offs were from information gathered by MACC officers themselves.

“In January, the Commission had also opened 77 investigation papers, 49 of which were by its own initiative.

“Last month, 89 investigation papers were opened, 56 of which were by its own initiative.

“In that same period, the Commission has also arrested 65 people in relation to graft charges -- 33 were members of the public, 22 were civil servants from the supporting staff category, three from the administration and professional category, and seven politicians,” he said in a written reply to Tan Kok Wai (DAP-Cheras).

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