Special graft court to boost Malaysia’s image

  • Nation
  • Monday, 24 Sep 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: The Institute of Integrity Malaysia (IIM) has said that the nation's anti-graft image has improved with the introduction of special courts dedicated to handle corruption cases.

“It is a good idea (to set up the special court) because one of the biggest complaints we hear is that corruption cases can take a few years before being brought to court.

“At the moment, it is very fast and cases are disposed of within six months. I think it has helped our image in terms of fighting corruption,” said its president Datuk Dr Mohd Tap Salleh.

He shared his thoughts when asked about the Government's initiative to fight corruption and solidify integrity.

The 14 Special Corruption Courts came into operation on Feb 16 last year in a bid to speed up trials and clear backlog cases, said Dr Mohd Tap.

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