KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) efforts to curb graft have prevented RM2.5bil in losses due to undeclared cigarettes and alcohol.
This was revealed by the MACC in its Annual Report 2014 that was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday.
The report cited cases involving under-declared cigarettes and alcohol passing through the Port Klang Free Trade Zone (PKFZ) between 2011 and 2014.
"Some RM1.67bil worth of cigarettes and alcohol were brought into the PKFZ where only RM420mil was declared with the remaining RM1.25bil being undeclared," the report stated.
The MACC added that actions to weed out corruption also saved the Government RM361.68mil in subsidised diesel being siphoned off last year.
The report also stated that the MACC made 552 arrests last year.
Of this, 326 cases were for those receiving bribes, 283 for making false claims, 159 for offering bribes, 69 for abuses of power and 82 other cases.
Of the arrests, 225 involved civil servants, 218 individuals, 107 people from the private sector and two politicians.
The report also revealed that 49 individuals who provided information to the MACC were given protection between 2011 and 2014.
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