‘Use national circuit breaker to stop graft’

  • Nation
  • Friday, 04 Sep 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Former Cabinet minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz (pic) has suggested a national circuit breaker to forge an anti-corruption culture within society.

Rafidah said there must be a concerted effort to stop corrupt activities, which have affected the people’s confidence in institutions.

“Our greatest fear should be that corruption becomes a culture, a norm where we see everyone doing it and we validate it.

“We must educate the people to regard corruption as disgusting, shameful, unforgivable, sinful and must be rejected, ” she said at the Leadership Dialogue at the Anti-Corruption Forum.

She has suggested a circuit breaker as a “prescription” to stop the menace.

Rafidah said one of the prescriptions was the need to weed out and penalise the corrupt.

“This needs to be done. Sometimes we mollycoddle and label them as superior, ” she said.

“It is also important to instil educative processes to nurture and forge good values and principles across the board in society.

“At all levels, there must be a concerted effort to place priority on this national circuit breaker, ” said the former International Trade and Industry Minister.

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