MPK urges staff to avoid graft after arrest of three council officers

  • Nation
  • Friday, 14 Feb 2020

PETALING JAYA: Employees must strive to avoid corruption which leads to abuse of power for private gain, says Klang Municipal Council (MPK) acting president Elya Marini Darmin.

“Our municipality is a public service oriented establishment and all employees, be it full time or contract based, must uphold the highest level of integrity and not abuse the power vested in them as government servants, ” she said.

In a statement Friday (Feb 14), Elya said that MPK will not compromise or cover up misdeeds of employees who infringe and damage the council’s integrity and good image.

She was referring to the arrest of three MPK enforcement personnel on Monday (Feb 10) night by the north Klang police.

The three suspects were one from the council’s Environmental Services Department and another two from the Enforcement Department.

It is understood that the three men had impersonated as policemen in an extortion bid on a business owner in Rantau Panjang in Kapar.

MPK is considering instituting disciplinary action under the Employees Rules (Conduct and Discipline) MPK 1995, if there is a prima facie case that affects the image of the council.

Elya said MPK will cooperate with the police and volunteer information in the recent case to help in further investigations.

“I am committed to ensure that action will be taken against any errant officer.

"A close watch on all staff dealings with the public will be scrutinised as we want the integrity level to be at its highest level, ” she said.

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