PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERTS TO HELP MACC INVESTIGATE CASES

12 Jul 2013 11:19

PUTRAJAYA, July 5 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation of cases involving the private sector has been enhanced by the inclusion of experts from private companies in the commission.

Its deputy chief commissioner (operations), Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull, said the MACC took the step as a transformation process.

"These experts from the outside were contracted and seconded to the MACC to assist in handling the investigation of private cases. At the same time, they will transfer their knowledge to the MACC officers.

"They possess knowledge in the field of stock exchange, banking and forensic accounting, as they were top-notch investigating officers or auditors in their respective companies," he told reporters here today.

Mohd Shukri said that since last year, 10 people had been seconded to the MACC, adding that the number was expected to increase in the future, depending on the need.

He said, beside the assistance by the private sector experts, the cases were also investigated by a task force linked to the Attorney-General's Office to help speed up the investigations.

-- BERNAMA

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