|5,983 probed over graft|
|Friday, 29 June 2012 09:17am|
©The New Straits Times (Used by permission)
A TOTAL of 5,983 civil servants were investigated for alleged corruption between 2005 and last year, the Dewan Rakyat heard yesterday.
Of the 816 who were charged in court, 324 were convicted, 69 given a discharge not amounting to acquittal, 298 found not guilty and 20 had their cases withdrawn.
Another 105 cases are either in the process of being tried or pending appeal.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said this in reply to Gobind Singh Deo (DAP-Puchong) who had requested for the figures.
Liew said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission investigated all graft allegations and those involved were not spared.
"If they are suspects, they will be investigated. There are no favourites. MACC is not biased. Cases with strong proof will be brought to court," he said responding to Datuk Mohamad Aziz (BN-Sri Gading).
Mohamad had asked whether the MACC would probe allegations that opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim controlled over 20 accounts worth RM3 billion.
"MACC must act on these allegations so that people will not think the commission only investigated certain graft cases involving civil servants, but kept silent on those which involved prominent leaders."
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