PETALING JAYA: Heed the Selangor Ruler’s warning to state officials to stay away from corruption, says Selangor MCA liaison committee chairman Datuk Ng Chok Sin.
He said Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah’s statement came following reports that several high-ranking state officials were involved in corruption linked to multi-million projects.
“The stern rebuke by the Selangor Sultan shows that the Ruler does not take corruption and criminal breach of trust lightly, because these vices are a betrayal of the state officials’ vow to serve the rakyat.
“Besides that, the Selangor Ruler also warned that state awards conferred upon government officials or politicians who have been found guilty of graft will be withdrawn,” said Ng in a statement on Friday (July 30).
Ng also urged all Malaysians to stay away from corrupt practices or from actions that are complicit in perpetuating corruption.
“In the fight against corruption, all Malaysians must stand firm in our daily lives against all forms of temptation to bypass restrictions and opportunities to gain an unfair advantage.
“It is only when the culture of bribery is looked down upon and rejected, that Malaysia can truly be free from such practices.
“The Selangor Pakatan Harapan state government is urged to pay extra attention to the Sultan’s warning, and ensure proper measures are in place to reduce the chance of state officials committing graft, either through utilising a more transparent process or by conducting regular checks on the due process,” he said.