Oversight by MACC on PKR’s Zakaria

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PKR Zakaria Abdul Hamid Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operations) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Datuk Seri Azam Baki. FILE PIX: MOHD HAZROL ZAINAL / Malaysia Gazette / 08 MAC 2017. MACC Act
Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operations) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Datuk Seri Azam Baki. FILE PIX: MOHD HAZROL ZAINAL / Malaysia Gazette / 08 MAC 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) confessed that there could be an oversight when the commission proposed for a disciplinary action on the PKR Bera Division Chief, Zakaria Abdul Hamid.

Zakaria is one of the two PKR members sacked yesterday.

Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operations) of MACC, Azam Baki said, the report on misconduct will only be sent to the agency and federal or state ministry.

“It is up to the political parties. It is not the policy of the MACC to make such report to any political parties on the misconducts of its members.

“MACC admit that there could be an oversight by the MACC Report Division Chief through a letter to the party which proposed for disciplinary action for breaching the code of ethics of that party,” he said in a media statement today, referring to PKR’s media statement on the termination of two of its members yesterday.

Both of them were alleged to be involved in bribery during the party election last year and the PKR Disciplinary Board Chairman, Ahmad Kassim, announced their termination after the party’s Central Leadership Council (MPP) meeting last Sunday.

“Therefore, the MACC will send a letter to the PKR Disciplinary Board Chairman to explain their oversight, so that there would be no misunderstandings in the future,” Azam said.

The Communications Director of PKR, Fahmi Fadzil said that the party received a letter from MCC on 23 October 2019, which advised them to scrutinise the allegations on the duo.

MACC started the investigation on the duo following a report filed by the PKR Youth Coordinator, Ahmad Syukri Che Ab Razak in September last year.

According to him, Zakaria, who is also the MPP of PKR had offered a RM20,000 contract and an allocation of at least RM300,000 in a meeting with the local leaders on 1 September when he contested for the PKR MPP seat.

Zakaria is the former political secretary of the Minister of Works, Baru Bian. -MalaysiaGazette

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