Drop in graft cases in­volv­ing civil servants

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY VATHANI PANIRCHELLVUM

SEPANG: The num­ber of cor­rup­tion cases in­volv­ing civil servants has dropped, said Chief Sec­re­tary to the Govern­ment Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa.

He said al­though more cases are now be­ing high­lighted in the me­dia, the num­bers are show­ing a de­cline.

“In 2013, there were 190 cases but in 2015, there were 123,” he said at the Pub­lic Ser­vice CIO Con­vex here yes­ter­day.

He added that the Malaysian An­tiCor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) had its job to do while those in the civil ser­vice had theirs.

“The of­fences that are not cat­e­gorised as crim­i­nal of­fences are filed un­der dis­ci­plinary cases,” he said.

On civil servants who al­legedly par­tic­i­pated in the re­cent Ber­sih rally, he said it would be up to their re­spec­tive su­pe­ri­ors to ver­ify their in­volve­ment be­fore ac­tion can be taken.

“We have heard one or two of­fi­cers were al­legedly in­volved with Ber­sih. I have asked the re­spec­tive min­istries and agen­cies con­cerned to in­ves­ti­gate if their of­fi­cers were in­deed in­volved.

“The al­le­ga­tions were prob­a­bly made based on CCTV record­ings or so­cial me­dia post­ings,” he said.

The min­istries would need to ver­ify this be­fore any ac­tion could be taken, he said.

Last week, Ali was re­ported as say­ing those who par­tic­i­pated in street demon­stra­tions could face the risk of a pay cut or even ter­mi­na­tion.

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