KANGAR – The Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission (MACC) needs the support and cooperation of the people to fight corruption in the country.
Its Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) Datuk Mustafar Ali said although of late the cooperation given to the commission was encouraging, it could be further increased.
He was speaking to reporters after attending an MACC briefing and dialogue with the Chinese community held at Wisma MCA, here Saturday night.
Mustafar said the public should not be afraid about providing information to the MACC as their identities would be kept confidential.
On the efforts to fight corruption in the border areas, he said this was also given attention with the cooperation of the relevant enforcement agencies.
He said the MACC would conduct a transparent investigation on all information it received and prosecution would be left to the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
Meanwhile, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man who officiated the closing ceremony of the event, said he hoped programmes such as this would increase awareness among the public on the importance of their role in helping the MACC fight corruption.
He said corruption should be eliminated as it could threaten national security and hinder development. – BERNAMA