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Do not fear, even if those offering bribes are public servants, says Dzulkifli
HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN PUTRAJAYA firstname.lastname@example.org
THE Malaysian AntiCorruption Commission (MACC) urged more companies to come forward and report cases of corruption.
Chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad said the companies need not be afraid even if those offering bribes were officers in the public service.
“Recently many people have come forward to lodge reports but there aren’t many companies doing so,” he said during the launch of the “Anti-Corruption Revolution Movement” (Gerah) campaign at the MACC headquarters here yesterday.
Dzulkifli noted that some companies could also become victims of corruption.
“Therefore, they need to play an important role by reporting it to the authorities as fighting corruption is not only the responsibility of MACC, but also the community,” he said.
The Gerah campaign is aimed at changing the mindset of society that corruption is the country’s number one enemy.
“This is a social revolution to change the mindset, attitude and public perception on corruption.
“We not only want the people to be disgusted with corruption but also be brave to say no to bribes. Society hates corruption but has no willpower to say no to it.
“People still accept or offer bribes when forced to,” he said, adding that the commission within the next three years hoped to create a society which would readily reject corruption and abuse of power.
As part of the campaign, 2,000 MACC officers will meet the public and create awareness of corruption on the first Monday of every month.
This effort, Dzulkifli said, would portray the commission as a family member to help combat corruption.
“We hope to reach out to as many people as possible. Currently, we are targeting 20,000 Malaysians every month.”
Dzulkifli also launched the “Jangan Hulur, Jangan Kawtim, Jangan Settle” or the 3J campaign.
He hoped to work with the media as partners to create greater awareness among the people.
MACC chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad (front row, fourth from left) with his officers during the launch of the Gerah campaign in Putrajaya yesterday.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Malaysian delegates meeting Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton (second from left) and his officials in Canberra yesterday.