Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Azam Baki has recently found himself in hot waters after a whistleblower called for an investigation over Azam’s alleged corrupted practice.
Despite calls for the MACC chief to step down and assist with the investigations, Azam Baki insisted that he will not do so, and only the King has the power to ask him to resign.
On Friday (14 January), there were reports that a rally will be held in Kuala Lumpur to push for the MACC Chief Commissioner’s resignation.
However, it is not clear who organised the rally, which is said to be taking place on 22 January.
In addition, a poster with the image of Azam with the words “Tangkap Azam Baki” has gone viral on social media, with with #TangkapAzamBaki now trending.
The poster also calls for a reform to MACC.
Meanwhile, Berita Harian reported that the police had received a report regarding the matter and will be conducting investigations.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim said his department is still gathering information to confirm whether the rally will be ongoing as reported.
Nonetheless, Angkatan Muda Keadilan Perak, a Muda Damansara representative, and student activist Adam Adli were among those who have shared the poster.
On Monday, several PKR Youth members staged a convoy protest in Putrajaya calling for Azam to step down. However, the youth leaders were summoned by the police after the incident.
Simpang Renggam MP Maszlee Malik, who was there to witness the handing over of a memorandum to MACC, was also called in by the police yesterday (14 January).
Read here to check how the saga unfolds.