KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--I refer to news reports on the statements made by Borhan Dolah, the chairman of the consultation and corruption prevention panel of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), about my resignation from this panel.
Borhan states that my emails to him do not name Azam Baki, the chief commissioner of the MACC.
What Borhan disingenuously fails to disclose is that in my emails, I had five attachments with reports and information on Azam’s alleged direct and indirect business ties.
The names of other individuals, including that of a previous MACC chief commissioner, are also listed in these attachments. I have appended here for the press these attachments. I leave it to the editors of these media organisations to decide if the contents of these attachments should be disclosed.
I see no value in engaging in an extended exchange with Borhan about our email correspondence. Instead, I am attaching here all email communications between me, Borhan and Abu Zahar Nika Ujang, chairman of the MACC’s anti-corruption advisory board. I have not amended any of the contents of our email correspondence.
I am disclosing our emails because I do not wish to detract attention from the core issue at hand. An immediate investigation is imperative of the serious allegations about Azam’s business-related activities.
*Dr Terence Gomez is a political economist who has resigned from the MACC’s consultation and corruption prevention panel*