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Government services most corrupted, says MACC

KOTA KINABALU: Majority of the corruption practices are involving the government civil services. 

MACC Chief Latheefa Koya said based on the study of the commission, 63.3 per cent of the complaints received are involving public services. 

“It makes the civil service as a sector that is mostly exposed to corruption practices.

“It is compounded with MACC’s studies between 2013-2018 that showed that 42.8 per cent of the complaints is from Procurement sector; 23.9 per cent from enforcement and 8.6 per cent from licensing and permits,” she said. 

For Sabah, between 2015 and 2019, the MACC had received 2,318 tip-offs which led to arrest of 411 people. 

Latheefa said that the statistics are worrying and necessary actions should be taken to curb corrupt practices. 

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According to MACC website, 1,464 signees from nine categories have made the Corruption-Free Pledge, an initiative to hold each of them accountable and responsible for carrying out their duties and to hinder them from engaging in any corruption misconduct throughout their tenure.

Twenty five ministries, 648 departments, 282 state government agencies have pledged to be free from corruption. 

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