PRIME Minister Najib Razak has never instructed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to take action against anyone, says its chief, Dzulkifli Ahmad.
The head of the country’s anti-graft agency said he has never faced any political pressure while carrying out his duty since taking office last year.
“Since August 1, 2016, until today, December 4, 2017, the prime minister has never given any instruction to take action or not to take action against anyone, ever ,” he said at a dialogue with university students in Kuala Lumpur today.
He said Najib’s administration also allowed the anti-graft agency to act independently, giving it total freedom to investigate or take action against any party.
“It is not true that the MACC is being controlled by the country’s leaders. Najib’s administration has never given (it) any instructions.
“This is the reality,” he said when asked by a participant about political pressure from politicians in combating corruption.