(File pix) Lim Kit Siang, in his speech at the Pekan Nenas DAP General Election Preparatory Dinner on Friday, said that he believe Phee Boon Poh was the victim of corrupt power play. Pix by Ramdzan Masiam

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Corruption Watch (MCW) urges all parties in the country not to interfere with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) affairs to allow them to perform their duties without unnecessary pressure.

MCW president Jais Abdul Karim, who expressed his concern in a statement today, also called on the MACC to take legal action against anyone who intentionally issued false statement or allegations that could interfere with the investigation they conducted.

"In the latest incident, a member of parliament of the opposition party, Lim Kit Siang, has issued a statement that the arrest made by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the Penang state executive councillor, Phee Boon Poh, on Friday was aimed to undermine the Penang DAP Government.

"Lim, who is experienced (politician), should be more mature and rational and not make such allegations.

"The arrest made by MACC was merely for investigative purposes to gain more accurate information. MACC, as an independent body, should be given the space to perform their duties without political interference," he said.

Jais, who cited the Johor state government as an example, said that the state remain stable despite facing similar action from the MACC.

Lim, in his speech at the Pekan Nenas DAP General Election Preparatory Dinner on Friday, said that he believe Phee was the victim of corrupt power play.

Lim said that instead of eradicating corruption, the MACC had become an instrument to whitewash corruption at the highest political level.

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