SHAH ALAM: Parents and teachers play a crucial role in instilling anti-corruption values in the young, says Datuk Hussamuddin Yaacub.
The anti-graft group Rasuah Busters’ leader and Karangkraf Media Group chairman said the movement to fight corruption must start early to reform the country’s value and moral system and to stop the “chain of corruption”.
“The vaccine (to cure corruption) is moral values and each of us has our own moral values. The best people to inject those values are our mothers, fathers and teachers.
“Let us all make this country corruption-free, ” he told reporters at the unveiling of Rasuah Buster’s core team at the Karangkraf headquarters yesterday.
The core team comprises 15 prominent figures of multiracial background, aimed at breaking the “corruption chain” in the country.
They are moderation advocate Anas Zubedy, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) chairman Datuk Dr Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff, adjunct professor Harmandar Singh, lawyer and former politician Jonson Chong, former journalist Dr G. Manimaran and Sinar Harian’s editor-in-chief Rozaid Abdul Rahman, among others.
Asked whether the group was prepared to cooperate with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission on graft cases, he said it was better for such cases to be lodged straight to the relevant authorities.
“We are here as marketeers and we want to raise awareness and bring the discussion to another level, ” he said, urging more parties to join Rasuah Busters, which he described as a people’s movement.
Anas, who was present at the event, said they were targeting various segments of society, including youth.
“We want to be a loose coalition; we do not want to be a structured organisation. We want to work with all groups, ” he said, citing youth groups who are below 30 years old.
“We are also talking to business organisations to reach out to more people.”
The movement’s mission is aimed at restoring and shaping the transformation and integrity of the nation and to stem moral decay and eliminate all forms of corruption.
Malaysians can start their own Rasuah Buster movement by registering at https://bit.ly/3ctmxSy.
They can also follow updates, get information and materials from www.rasuahbusters.com or through Rasuah Buster’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Participants can also track their graft busting activities with the group using the hashtag #RasuahBusters.