The Malaysan Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) must investigate politicians, who include elected representatives, for graft and abuse of power with the view of recommending prosecution, a federal lawmaker said.
Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh said it was incumbent on MACC Chief Dzulkifli Ahmad to take the necessary steps to arrest these suspects as failure to do so was tantamount to a grave dereliction of duty.
“As the newly-minted chief of the MACC, Dzulkifli can ill-afford the perception that he is aware of corrupt activity involving politicians and community leaders but not acting against them,” he said in a statement.
He said MACC must arrest them immediately and not wait for them to surrender themselves since Dzulkifli’s message was clear.
Ramkarpal, who is also a lawyer, said Dzulkifli was also quoted as saying, that “Don’t let the termites of evil eat through the doors of justice to leave empty vessels poisoned with wrongdoing”.
“I am unable to understand what Dzulkifli meant by that but if there are such ‘termites of evil’ to his knowledge, then he must act now to exterminate them before the entire house falls down.”
Dzulkifli’s controversial speech was made on the occasion of his 100th day in service but Ramkarpal said it was “a lot of thunder but no rain”.