Malaysian Action for Justice and Unity welcomes re-appointment of Tan Sri Azam Baki as MACC’s Chief Commissioner

Peter John Jaban (file photo)

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 14: Malaysian Action for Justice and Unity (MAJU) welcomes the re-appointment of Tan Sri Azam Baki as Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for another year, effective May 12.

MAJU Co-founder Peter John Jaban believed that the re-appointment has proven that Azam has carried out his duties excellently as MACC Chief Commissioner and has received trust from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to continue his service.

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In a statement today, Peter John highlighted that Azam has extensive experience and meets the set criteria, especially in ensuring the continuity of investigations and charges in high-profile cases that have been actively carried out.

“His services are much needed to carry out various efforts and preventive initiatives through the newly launched National Anti-Corruption Strategies (NACS), especially regarding the improvement of national governance management, which will help to increase the country’s competitiveness, thus reducing the risk of corruption, abuse of power and malpractice,” he said.

Peter John disclosed that MAJU was founded by activist lawyer Siti Kasim and several activists to mobilise moderate voices in Malaysia to express their views and uphold civil liberties and human rights to create a progressive Malaysia.

“MAJU hopes to bring Malaysians together of all ethnicities and religions, irrespective of their background, to network to create a more inclusive nation.

“This is critical as the nation is now divided along ethnic and religious lines, which could be detrimental for future generations.”

“We (MAJU) hope that Azam will continue to carry out his responsibilities with full integrity.”

Peter John also expressed his hope that all Malaysians and government agencies could work together with MACC to fight corruption in this country without fear.

“We want Malaysia to be clean of corruption,” he added. — DayakDaily

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