PUTRAJAYA, Aug 31 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has voiced concern over allegations that doctors are being bribed to issue vaccination certificates to those who did not receive COVID-19 vaccination jabs and the matter will be investigated.
MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki said such acts not only involved corruption but also affect the reputation of medical practitioners and would sully their image if it actually happened.
“So far, the MACC has yet to receive any complaints about the issue but we will investigate and gather intelligence at locations suspected to be conducting such acts,” he said in a statement today.
Federation of Private Medical Practitioners Associations Malaysia president Dr Steven Chow claimed on Wednesday that several of their members were offered RM1,000 by several individuals to falsify digital vaccination certificates.
According to Dr Steven, not all individuals who made the offer were anti-vaxxers but there were some who wanted the certificates to be able to travel immediately.
Following the expose, Malaysia Medical Association (MMA) president Prof Datuk Dr M. Subramaniam yesterday urged the authorities to investigate the matter.
Azam urged those with information about such wrongdoings to contact the MACC via its hotline 1-800-88-6000 or the corruption complaints portal at portaladuan.sprm.gov.my.