Anti-Corruption Message Signboards Increase Community Awareness To Report Corrupt Activities At Border
TUMPAT, 21 FEB. - The installation of anti-corruption message signboards, placed at the main entrances of the Kelantan-Thailand border, is seen as being able to increase the awareness from the public and locals to report on graft cases occurring on the Malaysian and Thai borders.
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Deputy Chief Commissioner (Management and Professionalism), Dato’ Ja'afar Mahad, said the fight against corruption should be at the border entrances as the people need to be informed about the various forms and activities that are considered bribery.
"Installation of the anti-corruption message signboards are placed at three main entrances of Kelantan state which borders Thailand in Pengkalan Kubor, Rantau Panjang and Bukit Bunga.
“In this regard, the public is reminded not to bribe enforcement officers, especially those involving illegal activities such as smuggling,” he said.
Dato’ Ja'afar said this during his speech at the launch of the Opening Ceremony of Dual Language Anti-Corruption Signboard (Bahasa Malaysia-Thailand) at the ICQS Complex in Pengkalan Kubor here today.
Also present were Kelantan Youth and Sports Committee chairman and Pengkalan Kubor State Assemblyman Ustaz Wan Roslan Wan Hamat; Tumpat District Council president Rosnazli Amin; Kelantan State MACC director, Ramli Ismail and Kelantan Consul-General of Thailand, Mongkol Sinsomboon.
The anti-corruption message board initiative is the result of the MACC's co-operation with the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) in Thailand to ensure that both Malaysia and Thailand were free from corruption, abuse of power and misappropriation.
The opening ceremony was officiated by Ustaz Wan Roslan and witnessed by Dato 'Ja'afar and officials from various Malaysian and Thai enforcement agencies.