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MACC needs sufficient info to probe on alleged sale of MyKad to Chinese nationals - Latheefa

Last update: 12/09/2019
Latheefa Beebi Koya
KOTA KINABALU, 11 Sept -- The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will investigate into alleged sale of MyKad to Chinese nationals in Penang if it has sufficient information on the matter.

MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Beebi Koya said so far, no complaint or report on the matter was received by the commission.

“We have not received any official complaint ... so we are looking into it, if it is true there is such a syndicate, we will begin investigation because the case regarding the sale of identity card or the issue of false identity card issuance is not something new.

“So far, we have not received any information and the information that we get on the matter is only from news report,” she told reporters after making a courtesy call on Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal at his office at the Sabah State Administrative Center, here today.

Also present was Sabah MACC director Datuk Sazali Salbi.

Latheefa said it was not necessarily for MACC to receive official report to investigate the matter.

“If we get clear information (about a case) we will investigate, even without official complaint ,” she added.

In a special operation last week, several staff and officials of a government department in Penang and Putrajaya were arrested under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) .


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