MACC says it will look into how leaders are involved in online gaming 2023

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has launched an investigation to determine whether politicians have participated in online wagering.

In a statement released today, anti-corruption agents explained that the investigation was based on information shared between the commission and the authorities.

“The MACC will not negotiate with those who have used corruption and abuse of power to create the gambling problem in the country,” the statement said.

Friday, the police confirmed that they were exchanging information and leads with the MACC in order to corroborate whether or not politicians were participating in online gambling.

MACC acknowledges it is investigating politicians’ involvement in internet gambling.

The Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani, was quoted as saying that the police had received relevant information and were conducting investigations.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail disclosed in the Dewan Rakyat on June 15 that political patronage played a role in online wagering in this nation.

Saifuddin stated that this factor posed the greatest challenge for the ministry, the police, and the government as a whole in addressing the issue.

Saifuddin reiterated the allegations and noted that the politicians were on the police’s radar yesterday.

“They (police) are aware that I will interrogate them with numerous queries before I am questioned by parliamentarians in the Dewan Rakyat.

“The authorities do have relevant information. It is being monitored. We can take targeted action with the help of precise information, he was quoted as saying.

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