Sunday, February 5, 2023

MACC Chief Azam Baki Went Trending On Twitter After Making Remarks Of His Brother Used His Trading Account

NewsMACC Chief Azam Baki Went Trending On Twitter After Making Remarks Of...

Over the past few days, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki became the center of attention of Malaysians after he allegedly said his brother used his account to purchase two million shares on a listed company in Bursa Malaysia.

After making those remarks, many had taken to the Internet to bash him and most notably was a drawing by political activist and graphic designer Fahmi Reza, as he makes fund and mock Azam’s answer on the press conference on Wednesday (5 January) with his own spin on the well-known American cartoon: The Simpsons.

The art showed an adult Simpsons character, representing Azam, pointing accusingly at baby Maggie Simpson with the speech bubble “My younger sibling did it”.

Following this, Fahmi sarcastically retweeted his work, tagging the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), saying that it was his brother’s drawing and not his own. He added that it was his brother who borrowed his Twitter account to post it, so Fahmi should not be held responsible for it.

“Dear police. My brother drew this, and he used my Twitter account to post it for his own benefit.

“So, you don’t have to call me to come by the police station. Thank you,” he said.

Other than that, famed political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, better known as Zunar (@zunarkartunis) also posted a single comic strip panel showing the possible alleged corruption in the anti-graft commission.

His cartoon showed a man reporting corruption to one officer but ironically people are running around with bags of money in the MACC office in the background.

Another twitter user @Ahlonglongbigbr also pointed out that Azam’s explanation was similar to excuse given by other convicted former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The first panel shows Najib’s statement regarding money being transferred into his account in the 1MDB case in 2019: “I didn’t know money was transferred in and out of my account.”

The second panel shows Zahid using a similar excuse regarding his Yayasan Akal Budi corruption case in 2021: “I didn’t know the foundation’s money was being used to pay my credit card bills.”

The third panel shows Azam Baki saying in 2022: “I didn’t know my brother used my account to buy shares.”

Meanwhile, several parties had called for a full probe on the MACC chief for possible wrongdoing and breach of conduct, but the authorities had not taken any action at the time of writing.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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