Malaysia: MACC chief warns spectre of corruption, power abuse looms large on the horizon

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki said that the anti-graft body is expecting an increase in corrupt practices and power abuse in Malaysia in the coming years.

He said this is due to the vulnerable and complex environment that Malaysia currently finds itself in, but did not elaborate further, according to a report by The Star today.

“With the Covid-19 pandemic impacting the domestic economy, the MACC will focus on reducing leakage of public money and the return of ill-gotten proceeds through the recovery of assets,” he said.

Azam added that checking on leakages is essential as the government spends billions annually on the procurement of goods and services.

“While most of us would agree that corruption, be it in the public or private sector, cannot be completely eradicated, the fight against corruption must be pursued even with challenges brought on by the new normal,” he said in his keynote address at Kenanga’s 4th Fraud Awareness Week yesterday.

The original full article can be found at malaymail.com

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