Malaysia: EMGS deputy director charged for getting whistleblower fired

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has charged a deputy director of an agency under the Education Ministry in the Sessions Court here with inciting his superior to fire a whistleblower for alerting the anti-graft body to his misconduct.

Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) deputy director Wafiy Abd Aziz, 35, pleaded not guilty on Friday (Sept 18) to the charge framed under Section 10(3)(b) of the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 (Act 711).

He was accused of having incited then EMGS chairman Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohamed Shariff to sign a termination of employment document against then CEO Shahinuddin Shariff, in retaliation for having exposed the latter’s improper misconduct to the MACC on Jan 9 this year.

Under Act 711, it is an offence to incite or permit another person to take or threaten to take detrimental action against a whistleblower for any reason under subparagraph (a)(i) or (ii).

The original full article can be found at thestar.com.my

(Photo: File photo from Bernama)

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