‘No use having SOP if people don’t follow it’

 |Mar 29, 2017
Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim. – MO file pic.

The government needs to create an efficient system to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) detect corrupt practices involving public servants.

Anti-Corruption Advisory Board (ACAB) chairman, Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim said the system should also be monitored by officers with integrity.

“Must monitor and ensure that people follow the system. It’s no use having a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) if people don’t follow it.

“What is important is to make sure you put in the right system and ensure the system is going well. In other words, it is a practical system,” he told reporters after chairing the ACAB meeting, yesterday.

Also present were ACAB members including Bernama chairman, Azman Ujang; former Inspector-General of Police, Musa Hassan; and former Court of Appeal judge, Mohd Noor Abdullah.

Musa said heads of department needed to cooperate with the MACC to ensure public servants have a clean image and are not corrupt.

Mohd Noor, meanwhile, suggested that court judges impose a heavier penalty (imprisonment) on first-time offenders for corruption, and not just a fine. – Bernama