DAP slams MACC’s inaction on Pandora Papers leak
19 Oct 2021
By Ilona Andrew
KUALA LUMPUR: DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)’s failure to initiate an investigate in the Pandora Papers l gave flashbacks on how it failed to act on pro-government leaders’ controversies.
He said this is the 15th case involving pro-government leaders or on itself that MACC have failed to act without fear or favour.
It was disappointing that the commission only decided to cooperate with Bank Negara and other investigative agencies to probe the revelations, the Bagan MP added.
“The Pandora papers may be the tip of the iceberg of illicit financial outflows into offshore accounts involving billions of ringgit and MACC should perform its statutory duty to act impartially, independently and professionally in a transparent manner.
“Instead of acting to rein in the offshore funding practices, the government and MACC appear frozen into inaction when pro-government personalities are involved,” he said in a statement today.
As Malaysia’s rankings in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (CPI) declined from 51st in 2019 to 57th in 2020, Guan Eng said MACC failing to do its duty professionally and responsibly will only cause the country’s rankings to slip down further this year.
Earlier, MACC has called on Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to any any information on the Pandora Papers expose.