411 detained in Sabah for corruption since 2015

KOTA KINABALU (Bernama) – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained 411 people from public and private sectors in Sabah for corruption offences since 2015.

Its Chief Commissioner Latheefa Koya said steps must be implemented to eradicate corruption from Sabah.

She made these statements during the Sabah Government’s Integrity and Anti-Corruption programme held in conjunction with the International Anti-Corruption Day celebration officiated by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafif Apdal.

Latheefa said in an effort to encourage civil servants to report instances of corruption to the MACC, the government created a special mechanism to recognise efforts via the guidelines on rewarding and recognising civil servants who report corruption.

She said it enhances the image of the public sector. On October 30, 40 civil servants were recognised for reporting corrupt practices to the MACC. Latheefa said the initiative was in line with a letter issued by the office of the Chief Secretary to the Government in 2011 on guidelines on rewarding civil servants who report instances of corruption.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Latheefa Koya.