Idris Haron: Immigration Dept tops list of corruption cases in Malacca

MALACCA: Malacca's Immigration Department topped the list of corruption cases involving civil servants in the state since 2010, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron (pic).

Idris was replying to a question from Tey Kok Kiew (DAP-Bandar Hilir) on number of corruption cases in the state for the past six years.

He said 16 civil servants were either sentenced or acquitted under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 from 2010 to March 2016.

He added that other civil servants prosecuted in the state came from the police, the state Environmental Department, the state Religious Department, the military and the Road Transport Department.

Idris also said that the Malacca government is serious in combating bribery among civil servants in the state and is willing to cooperate with the MACC to nab those involved in graft.

"I will lodge a MACC report myself if I am told of any corrupt civil servants in the state. I did this recently and I have no qualms if probes are conducted into any civil servant and their immediate family," said Idris.

He added that he invited a MACC officer into his Seri Negeri office to help them investigate a local council officer implicated in a corruption case.

"However, it ended up appearing as if I was being investigated and I believe it was politically motivated to smear my reputation by those with ill intentions," said Idris.