The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has launched its Anti-Corruption Revolution Movement or Gerah to spur the people to make corruption as their public enemy number one.
Through the Gerah campaign, the MACC wants the people to assist its anti-graft crusade to eradicate corruption practices.
The anti-graft agency wants to develop a firm and uncompromising public mindset to hate and reject corruption altogether.
MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad said he wanted the people to realise that MACC was their neighbourhood friend, like their family.
Thus, he said the people shall not fear to report any cases of corruption or abuse of power to MACC.
“They must not only hate, they should also say no to corruption,” he was reported to have said at a press conference after launching the campaign today.
Under the Gerah campaign, which will be held on the first Monday of every month, MACC officers will hit the ground to meet the people to build a strong working relationship with the people.
MACC will mobilise about 2,000 officers to meet the people nationwide and the agency has targeted meeting 20,000 people during its monthly meetings.
By forging close public ties, MACC aims to trigger aggressive and drastic changes among Malaysians to say ‘no to corruption’.