PETALING JAYA: All measures taken by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to crack down on graft and abuse of power must be supported by all, said Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) senior vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
He said the MACC’s call for corruption to be declared the country’s “public enemy Number 1” must be heeded by all, particularly the law enforcement agencies.
The MACC has set itself a three-year deadline for the country to move high up the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and has embarked on the 3J Campaign that comes under the nationwide Gerakan Revolusi Anti-Rasuah or Gerah movement.
“From the reports on arrests made by the MACC, it appears that corruption in the public sector is serious and warrants stern action by the enforcement agencies. Corruption also exists in the private sector and the all-out war against graft should also be extended to private corporations,” said Lee.
He also lauded the MACC’s call for political parties not to field candidates with tainted records in the next general election.