KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) gave more than RM400,000 in incentives to 267 civil servants last year for reporting bribery cases.
MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad said the move was in line with the circular issued by the Office of the Chief Secretary to the Government in 2011, under the “Reward and Recognition Guidelines for Civil Servants Who Report Incidences of Corruption and Graft”.
“The rewards are given by MACC as an incentive because we cannot move alone. The fight against corruption requires the cooperation of all parties.
“I hope they can become agents and friends of the commission and continue to assist in combating corruption,” he said in his speech during an anti-corruption campaign at Menara Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, yesterday.
He said the campaign was in line with Section 25 of the MACC Act 2009 which requires all individuals to report acts of corruption to the commission.
“Failure to report is a criminal offence punishable with a fine not exceeding RM100,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or both,” he added. – Bernama