Ali’s proposal to combat graft
KUALA LUMPUR: Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa has proposed that government projects worth RM500 million and above should require the participation of the Auditor-General and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in order to combat corruption and bribery.
He said through the proposal, the Auditor-General and MACC’s deputy director will be required to attend meetings as excos for various government projects including the ongoing Mass Rail Transit (MRT) project.
He said the involvement of both agencies in high-cost government projects is pivotal as it is a proactive measure to prevent leakages and corruption in the public service.
“There are currently 1.6 million civil servants in the country and just because of a few (bad apples) who have no integrity (and commit dishonest acts), it ruins the good name of public servants as well as the country’s image,” he said during his speech at the 2016 investiture ceremony for 292 graduates at the Public Administration Institute, yesterday.
According to him, 30 government servants have been found to be involved in corruption and bribery by the MACC since 2010.