Newly appointed Sabah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) director Sazali Salbi has vowed to focus corruption prevention at the domestic level.
As part of the activities, Sazali would conduct a number of ‘walkabout’ programmes to selected areas and departments.
“Before this, our focus was more on cases at micro or national level. However this year, it will be on corruption prevention at the grassroots, to also involve the community,” he told reporters in Kota Kinabalu today.
“However this year, it will be on corruption prevention at the grassroots also involving the community,” he told reporters in Kota Kinabalu today.
Earlier, Sazali who was former MACC senior investigation director officially accepted his new responsibility from outgoing Sabah MACC director Shaharom Nizam Abdul Manap.
Shaharom has assumed a new position as Integrity chief officer at Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana).
Sazali said Sabah MACC had also been directed to conduct a study involving certain departments or agencies, Bernama reported.
“The study that we are going to conduct is based on information obtained in previous years such as audit reports, reports from the Public Complaints Bureau and reports from investigations by MACC officers.
“The study or analysis would be carried out till June this year, after which we will take follow-up action based on it,” he said.
He hoped all civil servants in Sabah would also give their cooperation to MACC in its effort to combat corruption in the state.
“Please come forward if you have any information on corrupt activities in your department or agency,” he said.
Meanwhile, Shaharom Nizam expressed confidence that Sazali’s vast experience in investigation would boost Sabah’s performance in graft prevention.
“I urge the Sabah MACC workforce to give their full cooperation to the new director so that all corruption prevention programmes can be carried out par excellence,” he said.