PETALING JAYA – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) says it will investigate any parties suspected of involvement in bribery to obtain vaccine certificates.

In a statement today, MACC chief commissioner Azam Baki said he took a serious view of allegations that doctors or other parties were bribed to provide vaccine certificates to unvaccinated individuals.

“If this really happened, this not only involves the issue of corruption but also affects the reputation of the medical profession, thus tarnishing their image,” he said.

“MACC has not received any complaints about the issue so far, but we will investigate and conduct intelligence on locations where we suspect such acts are being committed,” he added.

He also urged the public who have any information regarding the matter to contact the MACC at its hotline (1-800-88-6000) or the corruption complaints portal.

In a statement yesterday, the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) expressed concern over reported attempts by individuals to bribe doctors in order to obtain false vaccine certificates without actually being vaccinated.

MMA president Dr Subramaniam Muniandy urged the police and MACC to look into the allegations and charge those involved under anti-corruption laws.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2021/08/31/well-probe-vaccine-buying-claims-says-macc/

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