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KUCHING, March 21: Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) recently held a special briefing session with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to eradicate corruption within its organisation.
The briefing was led by Sarawak MACC director Razim Mohd Noor and senior officers. It was aimed at creating a clean and corruption-free MPKS in its administration and service delivery to the public.
“We invited MACC to give a special briefing on the evils of corruption and to learn how corruption can be detected and eradicated. The idea is for MPKS to be corruption free and become an effective agency in serving the people of Samarahan.
“Corruption almost killed our nation, and we do not want that to happen, not again. It was bad and embarrassing,” MPKS chairman Datuk Peter Minos said in a statement today.
He described the anti-corruption briefing as a gesture from MPKS leading the way in weeding out corrupt officers and stopping any form of corrupt culture from taking root.
“Corruption will kill the organisation, and that is why we called MACC to tell us frankly that corruption can kill a nation,” he continued.
Peter said MPKS was looking to recruit an integrity officer, with the support from MACC, to monitor its administration and prevent any form of corruption from taking place.
“Early detection and prevention of corruption are better than cure,” he emphasised.
He added that MPKS would collaborate with MACC to organise an activity in Kota Samarahan on April 13 to show that the council is behind MACC in fighting corruption. — DayakDaily