“So I ask that you make room for the matter to be debated, so we can get clarity on the government’s action on the matter,” he told the Dewan Rakyat today.
On Monday, the MACC issued a statement saying it had arrested three of its officers last week.
It added that the officers were brought before the Putrajaya magistrates’ court and remanded under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code for six days from Sept 14-19, to assist in the investigation into allegations of abuse of power and malpractice in the case involving “a former department head”.
This came after the Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) released a statement refuting an Edisi Siasat blog post that claimed the police were “afraid” to investigate reports against the three MACC officers for allegedly stealing confiscated money.
The blog post alleged that former Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation director-general Hasanah Abdul Hamid had tried to reclaim US$6 million (RM25.1 million) in cash that was confiscated from a Cyberjaya apartment after she was granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal in her criminal breach of trust (CBT) case in April.
According to the blog, Hasanah had claimed that a portion of the cash was missing and was replaced with counterfeit notes, and that she had made a report on the matter.