The corrupt who manage to escape the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) dragnet can still be snagged under Malaysia's tax laws.
MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad issued the warning today during his speech at a Corruption-Free Pledge-signing ceremony with over 100 Inland Revenue Board staff, led by its chief executive officer Sabin Samitah.
"Even if MACC's investigations did not reveal enough information for action to be taken under the MACC Act, these 'corrupt' who may feel that they can get away scot-free, they will not escape from IRB's actions," said Dzulkifli in his speech at IRB's headquarters in Cyberjaya here.
Dzulkifli said the corrupt had a tendency to not declare their income to the IRB, as the source of income would be unclear.
"But IRB does not look at the source of income. Whether it is 'halal or haram', it just looks at (undeclared) income.
"So I would like to warn all corrupt people out there, you would not escape," he stressed.
He also said the action could now be taken following the anti-graft agency's strategic cooperation signed with the IRB last December.
(More to follow)-Mkini