MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) Datuk Mustafar Ali said any information, whether from media reports, Dewan Rakyat sittings, State Assembly sittings or public forums would be studied thoroughly to check the validity of the issues raised.
He said they included the report of the Auditor-General or tabling of the financial statements which had any element of leakage and could be linked to corrupt practices.
“The screening of the sources are made very carefully. But it does not mean that investigation papers must be opened for all of them. Cannot jump to conclusion quickly because the information may just be allegations,” he told reporters after opening a campaign for petty traders, here today.
He said that on average, the MACC received 5,000 reports from various sources annually but only about 1,000 of them were categorised as corruption and investigation papers opened.