KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan has launched a five-point anti-corruption manifesto, vowing to make Malaysia among the 10 "cleanest" countries in the world by the year 2030.
In the manifesto read out by Pakatan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Parliament Tuesday, the Opposition alliance announced measures they would take to curb corruption should they take over the government.
Among the measures was a revamp of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to make it answerable to Parliament and granting it power to prosecute.
"The MACC should be an independent body and it should be responsible to Parliament and not the Prime Minister," said Dr Mahathir.
He also said it would go after "all corrupted individuals" within the alliance's first 100 days in office.
He added that Pakatan would do away with direct negotiation practices for all government contracts and procurement as well as amend laws to ensure transparency for government deals.
Dr Mahathir said Pakatan also would reform the current political funding system, and any donations should be given to political parties and not individuals.
He also said that contributions from any one source should be limited RM200,000 annually and political parties would be required to submit a yearly audit to prevent internal corruption.
"Government-linked companies or companies which have signed contracts with the federal or a state government should also not give political donations," said Dr Mahathir.
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