MACC to work with EC, police in monitoring corruption during GE14-
Azam (right) and Razim discussing a point. - Bernama photo
KUCHING:-A taskforce comprising Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Election Commission (EC) and police will be formed to monitor corruption during the coming 14th General Election (GE14).-
MACC deputy chief commissioner (operation) Datuk Seri Azam Baki told reporters this at the state MACC headquarters at Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho here yesterday.-
-When Parliament is dissolved, MACC together with EC and the police will form a taskforce to look into any issues or complaints raised by individuals, politicians or any political parties.-
-The task force will monitor the election campaign and offences under the MACC Act and EC Act 1954,- he said.-
Earlier Azam witnessed the-handover of duty by state MACC senior assistant commissioner Zulhairy Zaidel to MACC chief assistant commissioner Razim Mohd Nor as state MACC director.-
Azam, MACC said had been involved in monitoring corruption during elections since 1990.-
Earlier, in his speech, he disclosed that the state MACC had investigated 1,242 individuals from 2010 until March this year, 537 arrests were made and 317 individuals charged.-
He urged the state MACC officers to take proactive steps to combat corruption and appealed to the public to work with them.-
-We need to be proactive and effective in our effort and service to fight corruption,- he said.-
He assured that the state MACC will continue to fight corruption in the state and hoped the media continue to assist MACC to disseminate information about corruption.-
Azam also said he visited Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and State Secretary Tan Sri Mohd Morshidi Abdul Ghani yesterday morning to discuss cooperation with
-the state government in enhancing integrity among civil servants.
Meanwhile, Razim who hails from Negeri Sembilan said the state MACC will foster a good working relationship with the state government in fighting corruption.