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PETALING JAYA: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng criticised Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Razali Ibrahim for saying that only 5% of Malaysians were involved in corruption.
Lim said a recent survey found that 54% of Malaysian respondents “would take the easy way out” when times were tough.
“Ernst & Young’s recent survey of business executives that Malaysia is highly corrupt will only be confirmed by the excesses, wastage and financial wrongdoings exposed in the Auditor-General’s (A-G’s) Report 2012, amounting to RM6.5bil,” the Penang Chief Minister said in a statement yesterday.
Lim was referring to the Asia-Pacific Fraud Survey Report Series 2013, which found that Malaysia and China had the highest levels of bribery and corruption in the world.
In a news report, Razali was quoted as saying that only 5% of Malay-sians were involved in corruption based on a Corruption Barometer conducted by Transparency-Interna-tional Malaysia last July.
Razali said Malaysia’s low ranking in the global corruption perception was because of people’s “perception alone”.
Lim said until the Barisan Nasional Government took serious action on culprits exposed in the A-G’s Report, Malaysians would continue to lose tens of billions of ringgit every year due to financial wrongdoings.
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