Long way to go to eradicate corruption
Akhbar Satar | 27 Jul 2018 00:30
The MACC Act 2009 came into effect on Jan 1, 2009 and led to the establishment of the Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission (MACC), which is said to be an independent, transparent and professional body to effectively and efficiently lead the nation’s anti-corruption efforts.
Since 2009, the government had started to develop and implement initiatives to effectively curb corruption. During the last few years despite numerous initiatives and strategies and many new positions created, the country seems to be still confronting the same problems.
So, Malaysia appears to be failing in its efforts to crack down on bribery and corruption. There were big corporate scandals such as 1MDB, FGV, Mara and Tabung Haji. Even recently, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was charged and this raised questions on why and where the flaws are that need to be addressed immediately. Failure to prevent corruption would lead to a greater loss of government resources – resources which surely could have been used to lessen the rakyat’s economic burden.
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