Saturday, August 15, 2015

So it was donations, was it?

Najib said that the US$700m credited into his account were donations from a Middle Eastern source.  Who, he didn't want to say even though we had to use a crowbar to pry his mouth open.  So, now the catch word is 'DONATIONS', but what has the MACC Act 2009 has to say about this?

Section 3 (S.3)
S.3 of the MACC Act defines Najib, Rahman, Azalin, 4 Public Accounts Committee (PAC) members, all the Cabinet members and all parliamentarians as "officers of a public body" by virtue of them being 'members of the administration' or 'members of State Legislative Assembly' or 'officers of Government of Malaysia or Government of a State'.  The are all prohibited from receiving any form of gratification.

Gratification has a long definition to include not just money but also donation, gift, loan, fee, office, post, dignity, employment, contracts, service, forbearance, protection.

Section 16 (S.16)
S.16 of the MACC Act provides that any of them who gives or receives corrupt gratification commits an offence punishable by 20 years' imprisonment.

Section 50 (S.50)
S.50 of the MACC Act clearly states that anyone of these officers of public body who gives or receives gratification is presumed to have done so corruptly.

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