LABUAN, Nov 20 — As of last month, the Labuan Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) received information pertaining to 32 corruption-linked cases as compared to only 17 the whole of last year.
Of the number, at least eight investigation papers were opened for investigation.
Its director, Assistant Commissioner Abdulamin Abdillah said one case was under Section 16 (a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (Act 694), three under Section 17 (a), one under Section 17 (b) and the rest under Section 18 of the same act.
“The information received from various sources includes official letters from complainants, MACC officials and other sources,” he said at the Media Appreciation Night with MACC here last night.
He said the MACC also made five arrests under Section 16 (a), Section 17 (a) and Section 17 (b) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009, as compared to four arrests last year.
Labuan Media Association Movement president Jainuddin Djimin said the association would continue to enhance cooperation with the commission in view of public interest.
All media representatives including the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama), Labuan Bureau, New Sabah Times, Daily Express, Asia Times, Sea Hua Daily News, Oversea Chinese Daily News, Labuan Times, and Radio Television Malaysia (RTM Labuan) received appreciation certificates from the MACC. — Bernama