Prof Edmund Terence Gomez resigns from MACC panel over Azam Baki allegations

PETALING JAYA: Academic Prof Dr Edmund Terence Gomez has resigned from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel.

In a letter to the panel’s chairperson Datuk Seri Borhan Dolah on Monday (Dec 27), Gomez said that his resignation was in protest over the panel’s inaction with regards to allegations regarding MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki.

Azam allegedly owns close to two million shares in a public listed company.

In the letter, Gomez had said he had raised the issue with Borhan on Nov 12 and had asked him to call a meeting of the panel on the allegations.

“I wrote to you on Nov 12, asking that you convene a meeting of our Panel. You responded immediately stating that you would call a meeting and that you would ask the MACC’s administrative staff to organise it,” said Gomez.

“Two weeks later, I wrote to you again on Nov 26, this time attaching more information I had received on the business links of Azam’s family. I stressed that this information was deeply troubling as it was based on extensive research,” said Gomez.

Gomez then said that he had raised the issue again with Borhan on Dec 14 as he had not received a response to his second letter

He then added that he is submitting his resignation as he had said that he would be tendering his resignation from the MACC panel if he did not hear from Borhan.

Gomez had been appointedto the MACC panel from June 1, 2020 and would have ended his term on May 31,2022.