| Ishan Ibrahim |
UNIVERSITI Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) yesterday held an educational briefing against corruption at its Jubilee Hall.
The briefing centred around the issue, ‘What is Corruption? Causes and Ills of Corruption’, was presented by Dyg Nor Ashiken binti Hj Mat Salleh, a senior special investigator of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
She underlined the meaning of corruption and its consequences in accordance with Syariah Law.
She also emphasised on the tragic consequences and implications of corruption on the economic, political and social fields as well as culture that can bring down an individual, community and the nation.
Corruption has adverse effects on the efficiency and integrity of an administration, which can cause social disparity in security within a nation.
She reminded that corruption – regardless of its scale – remains a threat to a nation and urged the public to report any cases of corruption. They will be protected under Section 30(1) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Part 131).
Those who fail to report will be tried, and if convicted will receive $500 fine and six months imprisonment.