Sultan Azlan Shah formally opened the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Perak branch office at Bandar Meru Raya, Jelapang recently. Addressing an audience consisting of politicians, government officials and guests, he hoped that laws enacted by parliament pertaining to the protection and safety of whistle-blowers will encourage people to come forward with evidence to nail those who engage in corrupt practices.
The RM25-million complex, consisting of a five-storey headquarters, a hall, a building to keep exhibits and a guard house, covers nearly 17,000 sq metres. Work on the complex started in December 2008 and was completed in October 2010. The office has been operational since November 2010.
The Sultan reminded commission staff to carry out their responsibilities judiciously, alluding to the notoriety MACC has gained over the past two years. “Don’t tarnish the good name of the Commission by mishandling cases and mistreating suspects,” he insisted.
Present at the ceremony were Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, MB Perak, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Zambry Abd Kadir and Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed, Chief Commissioner of MACC.