Solid support from politicians on both sides


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 30 Jan 2019

PUTRAJAYA: Politicians from both sides of the divide have unanimously shown their support for the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-23, which was initiated by the Pakatan Harapan government.

Deputy Umno president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan (pic) said the party was fully supportive of the government’s effort to curb corruption.

“The NACP is a necessary move that must be implemented with urgency. But what is also important is to cultivate a culture that hates corruption.

“It is not enough with just laws,” said Mohamad after the launch of the NACP at the Putrajaya Inter­national Convention Centre.

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, who also witnessed the launch by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said the fight against corruption would be taken up by all political parties.

“PAS constantly upholds the values of integrity and transparency in the country. We are always open to working with all parties to ensure that Malaysia is clean and free from corruption,” wrote Abdul Hadi on Facebook.

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said the launch of the NACP was a historical event in creating a “clean” Malaysia.

“Proud of the launch of the NACP 2019-23 by Dr Mahathir this morning. NACP is a policy that translates the aspirations of the people who want to see a New Malaysia that is clean, transparent and corruption-free.

“The NACP 2019-23 is proof of the Pakatan Harapan government’s commitment to ensure that there are no more leakages so that the savings can be utilised for national development,” said Azmin, who is also PKR deputy president, on his Twitter account.

Defence Minister and Parti Ama­nah Negara president Mohamad Sabu said the NACP is meant to holistically address the problem of corruption in the country.

“The NACP was created to tackle the issue of governance, integrity and anti-corruption as a whole.

“This is an initiative taken by the government to increase integrity and also to eliminate opportunities for anyone to be involved in corruption,” he tweeted.

Chief Secretary to the Govern­ment Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar said only a corruption-free civil sector could achieve excellence and provide the best service to the public.

“I would like to remind all civil servants out there that in executing your duties, you must be brave, fair, committed and willing to take risks to ensure that integrity and governance are not compromised,” said Ismail in his speech during the launch.