KOTA KINABALU: More people are giving their support and cooperation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in fighting graft and bribery. In stating this, state MACC director Datuk Hishamudin Hashim pointed out that 116 investigation papers opened between January and September were referred to the Commission by the public.
“This shows that the people are more aware of our work and supporting our cause,” he said, adding that almost 70% of the cases have been solved.
He said the corruption cases were from the Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, Sandakan, Lahad Datu and Keningau branches.
“This also proves that collaboration between MACC and the public is showing results,” Hishamudin said after paying a courtesy call on Sabah’s head of state Tun Juhar Mahiruddin here.
Meanwhile, he said the MACC conducts programmes on a continuous basis to ensure that the public understand its roles and to ensure they continue supporting MACC.
“Our most recent programme was with the Chinese community in Tawau, Sandakan and Kudat,” he added.
Hishamuddin said their programmes also involves non-governmental organisations as well as and federal and state civil servants.