KUALA LUMPUR — Feb. 13, 2018: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) last year gave more than RM400,000 in incentives to 267 civil servants for reporting bribery cases.
This was in line with the circular issued by the Chief Secretary to the Government in 2011.
“I hope they can become agents and friends of the commission and continue to assist in combating corruption,” MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad said during the Fight Against Corruption Movement (Gempur) campaign at Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur today.
The campaign ties in with Section 25 of the MACC Act which says that an individual is required to report any act of corruption to the agency.
Failure to report is a criminal offence punishable with a fine not exceeding RM100,000 or jail not exceeding 10 years or both.
Gempur is the rebranding of the Combating Bribe Givers campaign with the slogan ‘You Give, We Report’ (Anda Hulur, Kami Lapor) aimed at educating civil servants to reject any form of corruption. — Bernama