Kedah accepts MACC’s offer to place officer at MB’s office

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 07 Dec 2019

BUKIT KAYU HITAM: Kedah is the first state to accept the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) proposal to place its senior officer in the Mentri Besar’s office in an effort to uphold integrity.

MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya (pic), who disclosed this, said the commission was in the process of identifying a senior officer for the purpose.

“Previously, we only had state-level officials. But now, we plan to increase the role of the MACC. In a meeting with the Mentri Besar (Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir) yesterday, he agreed and announced that he would in principle accept (the proposal).

“Congratulations to Kedah for becoming the first state to accept this offer and make an announcement about it.

“We will continue with other states, ” she told reporters after launching an anti-corruption campaign at the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security Complex here yesterday.

Also present were MACC Deputy Commissioner (Operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki and Kedah MACC director Datuk Shaharom Nizam Abd Manap.

Mukhriz said on Thursday that Kedah had accepted MACC’s offer to place a senior officer at the Mentri Besar’s office in an effort to prevent corruption and enhance integrity.

He was quoted as having said that this was in line with the state government’s policy of ensuring that all matters related with governance were carried out with integrity. — Bernama

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