MACC to charge senior official over sacking of whistleblower

PUTRAJAYA (Sept 17): The MACC has obtained approval from the Attorney General’s Chambers to charge a senior official of a company at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court.

“The accused will face charges under Section 10 (3) (b) of the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 (Act 711) for causing a company employee to be sacked after the latter provided information to the MACC regarding misconduct by the accused,” the statement said.

This is the first time a charge has been made under the section since the law came into force in 2010.

Source: The Edge Market