MACC independence only way to kill off selective prosecution accusations

THE Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has given a statement that its investigation into the Jana Wibawa scheme was the result of information obtained independently and not launched because it had been ordered to do so, as alleged.

Selective prosecution refers to the practice of choosing to prosecute certain individuals or groups for a crime, while overlooking others who may have committed the same offence, which does violate the right to a fair trial, as encapsulated in Article 5 of the Federal Constitution.