BY: HAFIZAN TAIB
KUALA LUMPUR, MAR 7: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is urged to be more serious in addressing corruption in this country by taking action against concerned parties without favouritism and being selective.
Seremban Member of Parliament, Loke Siew Fook said, various actions taken by MACC against certain parties believed to be connected to certain issues were seen as insufficient as they were non-comprehensive.
He said, His Royal Highness Yang Dipertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V’s comments regarding the issue had clearly illustrated the situation of this country being affected by this issue.
“MACC did take several actions against government officers at the ministry level, departmental level up to state level, however it seems like the actions were only taken on cases involving government officers.
“If the case involves political leaders and the most senior, would MACC be firm enough and dare to take action,” he said to SelangorKini at the Parliament lobby today.
He was commenting the speech by Yang Dipertuan Agong which touched on that issue during the 13th Dewan Rakyat Session Opening for Fifth Term.
The DAP Parliament Member said, many questions arise when they take action on many corruption issues however no action is seen to be taken on big issues such as the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
“His Majesty is disappointed with the corruption, leakages and bribery which are happening rampantly hence I take it that this issue must be given due attention not just by Parliament members but also by the citizens.
“If this is not addressed on a big scale, it will destroy the country,” he said.
The 1MDB issue which was connected to the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak received widespread attention from the citizens to parties at the international level.
MACC to be more firm in addressing corruption
BY: HAFIZAN TAIB