MACC aims to engage the media in fight against graft

  • Nation
  • Friday, 10 Mar 2017

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) paid a courtesy visit to Menara Star here and a host of topics were discussed between the top brass of both organisations.

One of the issues was to foster closer cooperation in sending out a clear message to the public to steer clear of all forms of corruption and how the media could play a more active role to help combat the scourge.

The MACC delegation was led by chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad.

Others included Dzulkifli’s chief special officer Saiful Ezral, special officer Nazran Mohd Sham, strategic communications division director Ismajuri Ismail and special media liaison officer Rashitha A. Hamid.

They were welcomed by Star Media Group Bhd managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai and The Star editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh.

The maiden visit mooted by the MACC is part of a long-term engagement programme to work closely with the media.

Dzulkifli took helm of the MACC in August last year.

He pledged to clean up the civil service and government-linked companies within three years.

Since his appointment, a spate of high-profile arrests were made which also saw the charging of several prominent personalities, including those holding positions of power.

Earlier, Dzulkifli and his team were taken on a tour to the Star Gallery and the editorial department where Wong gave a brief history of The Star and how the group evolved over the years through various platforms and subsidiaries.

The Star is the leading English daily in Malaysia while The Star Online is the nation’s top English news portal.

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