Drop in graft cases involving civil servants
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.