Let MACC investigate DBKL officers' graft claims, says Dr Zaliha

KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Federal Territories) Dr Zaliha Mustafa (pic) is leaving it entirely to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate allegations that senior Kuala Lumpur City Hall officials are accepting bribes monthly.

She reminded all local authority staff and officers to always maintain good governance and integrity in performing their duties.

"Ultimately, we will know the results of the investigation by the MACC, whether it involves taking bribes or poor governance.

"In our workplace culture, I frequently stress the importance of integrity because our ultimate goal is to deliver excellent service to the people while preventing any abuse of power or misconduct," she told reporters after launching the Federal Territories Waste-To-Wealth initiative at Seri Pulau Pinang Public Housing here on Saturday (June 8).

Bandar Tun Razak MP Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was also present.

Earlier today, it was reported that the MACC detained a senior local authority officer in his 40s last Thursday (June 6) to help investigate allegations of monthly bribes collected from businesses run by foreigners in the city centre.

Meanwhile, on today's programme, Dr Zaliha said the initiative, implemented through the 1 Community 1 Recycling (1C1R) programme, operates on a barter system, allowing the community to trade recyclable items for kitchen essentials supplied by the city hall.

"Every day, the city produces 2,300 tons of solid waste. The city hall allocates RM260mil annually for solid waste management and public cleaning.

"This initiative aims to alter the public perception of waste as a worthless resource, demonstrating its potential for profit and benefits when managed effectively," she said.

Dr Zaliha said four 1C1R kiosks have been established around Kuala Lumpur. They are located at Beringin People's Housing Project, Section 2 Wangsa Maju Public Housing, Seri Alam People's Housing Project, and Seri Kota Public Housing.

She added that four additional kiosks will be established in Seri Pulau Pinang Public Housing, Pinggiran Bukit Jalil People's Housing Project, Kerinchi People's Housing Project and Muhibbah People's Housing Project. – Bernama

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