MACC still needs reform, says watchdog

FURTHER reforms to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) are needed to make it more independent, including removing it from the direct influence of the prime minister and the executive branch of government, the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) said.

Responding to the recent arrest and charges brought against Bersatu leaders – including former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin – C4 urged the government to overhaul the MACC in light of allegations that investigations into politicians have been politically motivated.