Muslims must reject corruption like how they’re disgusted by pigs – Azam

Chief Commissioner of MACC, Datuk Seri Azam Baki. FILE PIX: MOHD HAZROL ZAINAL, 08 MARCH 2017. Muslims dogs pigs reject corruption
Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Datuk Seri Azam Baki.FILE PIX: MOHD HAZROL ZAINAL, 08 MARCH 2017.

By Manzaidi Mohd Amin

KUALA LUMPUR – There are two critical matters which the government and community needs to help the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in carrying out effective enforcement in the country.

The MACC needs to be independent where there needs to be a political will and the commission needs to be seen as an independent body without interference from anyone.

“If you ask me where is MACC now, it is true that we are being supported by the government for us to effectively implement corruption prevention,” said the Chief Commissioner of MACC, Datuk Seri Azam Baki.

“Recently, the government has agreed in a Special Cabinet Committee on Anto-Corruption Meeting chaired by the Prime Minister to further strengthen MACC.

“The meeting discussed about the appointment of MACC’s Chief Commissioner, which needs to go through the legal constitution. The future appointment would require a two-third majority from the Members of Parliament,” he said in a dialogue with MelakaFM today.

He said, the Federal Constitution will place the appointment of the Chief Commissioner of MACC according to the Constitution and if their service needs to be ended, it must also go through a special tribunal, not just like that by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at the advice of the Prime Minister.

Azam also said that the meeting agreed to establish an MACC Service Commission as they are currently under the Public Service Commission (SPA).

“Earlier, intake of officers or staff was through the SPA. Thus, with the freedom given to us to appoint officers or employees under our own commission would be better as it shows that the government is transparent and the MACC is free to act on its own,” he said.

He also advised the public, especially the civil servants to reject and hate corruption as how the Muslims hate and are disgusted by pigs and dogs.

“We need to increase our integrity in our daily life and in carrying out our duties as civil servants.

“Reject briberies and hate corruption like how Muslims hate and are disgusted by pork and dogs.

“The same should go when we speak of corruption. We hate corruption like how we hate dogs and pigs,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette


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