PETALING JAYA: The nationwide anti-graft campaign by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) is gaining momentum.
Members of the public lauded the Jangan Hulur, Jangan Kawtim, Jangan Settle (Don’t Give and Don’t Settle) 3J campaign as the right step forward in fighting corruption.
College student Andrew Felix Lee, 18, said he supported the initiative.
“It starts with us. We have a role to play too, not only the authorities.
“For a start, I will always remind my family and friends to never offer bribes, regardless of the situation they are in,” he said.
His collegemate Surakaia Mohan, also 18, said he hoped that the campaign would change the habit of some Malaysians who try to “settle” whenever they get pulled over by police.
“Bribery is a bad habit and everyone who offers bribes should feel ashamed,” he added.
Retiree Dicky Cheah, 61, hailed the 3J campaign as “a good start to ending corruption in the country”.
“What is corruption? It is like cancer and it eats you up slowly until you have nothing left,” he added.
Abang Hamzah, 60, said corruption broke society’s morals and principles, giving everyone a bad image.
“It is a disease that all Malaysians have to fight,” he said.
At the Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar restaurant in SS2 here, its founder and managing director Burhan Mohamed was seen handing out 3J car stickers to his customers yesterday.
Burhan, who was present during the launch of the campaign at Menara Star on Monday, said it was “a very good approach” as they were coming down to the grassroots level.
He likened corruption in a country to a termite infestation in a house.
“If we continue to let the termites infest the house, slowly the whole house will collapse.
“We cannot let that happen to our country,” he said.
Burhan added that the Malaysian Muslim Restaurant Owners Association (Presma), which he is a member of, would hold a meeting on May 16 and he might suggest that Presma provide 3J table stickers for its member restaurants.
The month-long 3J campaign comes under the umbrella of the nationwide Gerakan Revolusi Anti-Rasuah or Gerah campaign.
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