Azam Baki should go on leave while under probe, says Rais Yatim

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki should go on leave while under investigation, says Tan Sri Rais Yatim (pic).

The Dewan Negara president, who is also Parliamentary Special Committee on Corruption (JKMR) chairman, said this was the norm when a government officer is under probe.

“The usual practice is that when an officer is investigated for wrongdoing, normally they are suspended from work.

“But there are many views out there saying that this case is not criminal, but more of a wrongdoing or failure to fulfil a duty.

“We (the committee) feel that it is best if he (Azam) goes on leave while investigations are ongoing.

“But it is up to the Public Service Commission to decide whether or not he should go on leave,” said Rais at a press conference after chairing a JKMR meeting Friday (Jan 14).

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