Last week court ruled that MACC should only conduct their interogations during office hours.
Today MACC's director of investigations Mohd Shukri Abdull reminded the public to make a report in the early hour of the day or after office hours, because according to him, during normal office hours their officers will be busy with their interrogations. Is it an act of retaliation by MACC followed a court orders or because of their officers stupidity or poor time planning ?
Personally I saw MACC and their officerswere incompetent and poor time management. Or their justification to get pay rise? Last week they made a controversial proposal by suggesting that the Assemblymen allowance were to be increased to deter corruption among the assemblymen, short of making proposal to increase their salaries ....Stupid government officers.
In justify for their actions, Mohd Shukri said :
“We urge people who want to lodge reports with us or who want to give us their statements to come to the MACC office in the early morning or afternoon to avoid any inconvenience," said director of investigations Mohd Shukri Abdull.
Those who filed reports on a Friday evening would only have their statements recorded on Monday, he added.
MACC Retaliates to court decision
“It is not that we do not want to entertain the public at their convenience but we have to adhere to the court ruling that forbids us from interviewing witness after office hours,’’ said Mohd Shukri.
High Court judge Justice Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof declared in a landmark ruling last week that witnesses could only be questioned from 8.30am to 5.30pm each day.
The court decision came in the wake of a lawsuit Kajang municipal councillor Tan Boon Wah filed challenging MACC interrogation procedures.
Bukit Gelugor MP and lawyer Karpal Singh said crime suspects and witnesses could get off the hook if the police interrogated them outside office hours.
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