KUALA LUMPUR: A new anti-corruption campaign involving the public got off to a strong start with hundreds of visitors heading to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) booth at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil here.
The MACC booth was set up for a two-day carnival being held in conjunction with Umno’s 71st anniversary celebrations, which end today.
Officers answered questions from the public, handed out goodies and briefed them about the anti-corruption channel MACC.fm and the SPRM@MACC mobile app.
“The app and the radio channel bring MACC closer to the people and make it easier for the public to know more about corruption,” said contract worker Zairil Rahim, 24, one of the many visitors who pledged their support to the campaign.
Zairil said the campaign was a good initiative to spread the word about corruption.
On Tuesday, MACC launched the Anti-Corruption Revolution Movement or Gerah initiative, and the “Jangan Hulur, Jangan Kawtim, Jangan Settle” 3J Campaign.
Clerk Rozie Idayu Mohd Idris wanted to support the campaign so that the national goal of eradicating corruption becomes a reality.
“It’s important that there should be no abuse of power in the future,” said the 35-year-old.
By yesterday afternoon, close to 500 Malaysians had signed their names in support of the campaign.