Selangor Journal

Don’t wait until civil workforce labeled as ‘corrupt’ – Johari Abdul

BY NAEEM RAFFI
SHAH ALAM, MAY 19: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was recommended to intensify its effort to track down civil servants who are involved in corrupt practices and detain them regardless of rank and position.
Sungai Petani Member of Parliament, Dato’ Johari Abdul said, stern action must be taken as those corrupted will only tarnish the overall image of civil servants.
“Corrupt civil servants are counter-productive and do not contribute to the country’s economic growth.
JOHARI ABDUL
“They should be terminated if proven guilty. MACC should take stern action on civil servants who often break rules and are corrupted,” he said in a statement today.
He said that as a response to Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Ali Hamsa’s statement admitting that the public sector is now facing integrity issues.
From 2016 until February 2017 alone, there were a total of 665 investigation papers involving civil servants with 548 being detained and 63 cases brought to court.
In fact, according to a statement by Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) Shamsun Bahari Mohd Jamil, 46 percent of the 414 individuals arrested for various offenses were civil servants.

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