Rasuah Busters denies starting online petition to remove Azam as MACC chiefMUHAMMAD YUSAINY MOHAMAD YUNUS
SHAH ALAM - The Rasuah Busters Secretariat denies having started an online petition for Malaysians to urge Anti -Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki to resign or go on leave immediately.
Its Chief Secretariat, Nurhayati Nordin, said the petition had also been exaggerated with language that did not symbolize the ethics of Rasuah Busters.
She added that although the petition was not officially issued by them, it was a personal initiative of certain parties and a manifestation of the voice of the people who were deeply affected by the weakened integrity of the MACC.
"This petition shows that it (MACC's integrity) should be restored immediately," she said in a statement today.
Nurhayati also said Rasuah Busters believes that the hopes and concerns of Malaysians for the MACC's credibility to be restored are certainly much higher and cannot simply be portrayed by the number of petitions signed.
“We are also of the opinion that this action indirectly shows that the authorities need to carry out its responsibility by conducting an immediate investigation so that justice is not delayed to all parties involved.
"Other than that, the people as #RasuahBusters must at the same time also support the ethics of #RasuahBusters, among them to take a positive approach and not act aggressively and act professionally in resolving issues related to corruption," she said.
As of 7pm tonight (Monday) the petition has garnered 6,500 signatures from 21 hours ago.