Comments from the Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed, on current issues related to the Commission have been highly anticipated by the public.
On 21 January, he made his first appearance on their online radio MACC.FM, where he admitted that 2015 was a challenging year for the Commission and himself. This stems from facing public sensitivity and also some health problems.
“For MACC, the challenge is in carrying out our responsibility professionally, because as a legal enforcer, our actions are bound by the legal framework and constitutional laws despite facing an investigation tangled with government sensitivity that affects the public”, he said.
Despite the tough times the agency is going through, the Chief Commissioner is grateful for the presence of smart and driven officers who contribute to public support.
“I believe the change comes from incidents, and this has opened the public’s eyes to view MACC as an agency that operates professionally, firmly, transparently, and justly. And so, they are beginning to trust what MACC stands for, as MACC proves that it is a professional and independent body”, he stressed.
The interview was aired live on MACC.FM, the online radio operated by MACC’s Community Education Division.