KUALA LUMPUR: Measures have been taken to address the corruption issues, such as by strengthening the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar, said it was a very important step that the government has taken, even in the issues that had been raised in the Auditor-General’s report.
“For example, a committee has been set up, led by the Chief Secretary to the government. Among its members were representatives from MACC,” he said.
Abdul Wahid said this when commenting on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s keynote address at the London School of Economics 6th Asia Forum yesterday.
Najib had said corruption suppressed meritocritic opportunity, choked off entrepreneurialism and droveaway talent.
“Corruption is one structural driver of inequality that could hinder the nation to prosper.
“Many Asian economies are affected by corruption which harms social cohesion,” he said.
The forum brought together academics, policymakers and business and finance leaders to discuss Asian issues.
Among the speakers were Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid, former Chairman of Malaysia Airlines and Dr Hassan Wirajuda, former Indonesia Foreign Minister. — Bernama