PETALING JAYA: The recently launched National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) can only be a success if the various ministries play their part in realising its vision, said the Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre .
The secretary-generals and ministers would have to champion their own initiatives to eradicate corruption, said GIACC deputy director-general Datuk Dr Anis Yusal Yusoff (pic).
“The implementation is what we are pushing now. We are demanding that every ministry that we have highlighted come up with their implementation plan,” he said yesterday.
He said this at a forum at Sunway University titled ‘The Importance of Integrity’ organised by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (Asli).
Anis had been asked if the NACP was merely another “plan” to eradicate corruption.
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry, for example, was one of the first to respond to the NACP and contact the GIACC for their input for a plan.
“If GIACC dictates, after a while people will feel that we are just pushing our way. We want people to want this,” said Anis.
The NACP, which was launched by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad earlier this month, aims to make Malaysia a corruption-free nation by 2023.
The implementation of the five-year plan was developed by the GIACC under the Prime Minister’s Department, which was set up last year about a month after Pakatan Harapan took over administration. The plan has 22 strategies and 115 initiatives, with strong focus given to six main sectors: politics, public procurement, law enforcement, public sector administration, legal and judiciary, and corporate governance.
The NACP replaces the National Integrity Plan, which was launched in 2004.
Ultimately, Anis said that the people will also have a big part to play in eradicating corruption.
“Political will can say something but it there is no people’s will, there will be a problem,” he said.