PETALING JAYA: PKR’s Rafizi Ramli has volunteered his services to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), after the graft-fighting body pledged to investigate top civil servants who live beyond their means.
“I will personally take responsibility in compiling evidences about the wealth and extravagant lifestyle of Prime Minister Najib Razak and his family,” said the Pandan MP.
He said his staff under the NGO Invoke Malaysia could be mobilised to form a special team to probe civil servants.
Yesterday, MACC urged the public to report civil servants who live beyond their means, saying they could be investigated for possible corruption and abuse of their positions.
“The MACC will determine how they are able to lead a life of luxury beyond their income and find out whether they had acquired their wealth through legal means,” said MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Mohd Azam Baki as quoted by Bernama.
He said MACC was monitoring officers in senior positions, including their wealth.
Welcoming the move, Rafizi said his team would help MACC to report instances of corrupt officials from time to time.
He also urged MACC to make it compulsory for civil servants to publicly declare their wealth.
“If this has a legal mandate, it will allow corrupt public office holders leading extravagant lifestyles to be identified and to be charged immediately.” – FMT