‘Revolution’ needed to make corruption country’s No. 1 enemy, MACC says
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KOTA KINABALU, Oct 12 — A revolution is needed to make the scourge of corruption, the country’s number one enemy.
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy director (Operations), Hasbillah Mohd Salleh who said this, explained that most people were still confused over the definition of receiving a gift from individuals or certain quarters with vested interest.
“The MACC wants to educate the public on the evils of corruption, based on the law.
“The act of asking for or accepting a bribe, even small, will tarnish one’s image,” he said at the Sabah State Public Service Department’s (JPAN) Corruption-Free Pledge ceremony, here, today.
Earlier, Sabah JPAN director, Datuk Nordin Siman said public servants should sow in themselves, the feelings of abhorrence for corruption, and reject all forms of corruption and abuse of power.
He also advised the state’s public servants to make the requirements of their religion and the country’s law as the basic foundation in giving the best services, with transparency and integrity.
Nordin then led 140 Sabah JPAN officers and other personnel in taking the Corruption-Free Pledge, witnessed by Hasbillah. — Bernama