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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 18 - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) welcomes the involvement of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in combating corruption in the country.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (Prevention), Dato 'Shamshun Baharin Mohd. Jamil said he praised the efforts of Malaysia Corruption Watch (MCW) to assist the MACC and the government in reducing corruption.

MCW was the first NGO to design and bring together members to make the program such as Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) an active NGO in neighboring Indonesia.

"The openness and nature of this responsibility proves that efforts to curb corruption are not the sole responsibility of the MACC.

"All parties especially NGO involvement need to come forward and hope that the cooperation with MCW will be a platform for the MACC to become a stronghold in playing a more active role in ensuring that the crime of corruption and abuse of power can be curbed to the grassroots level," he said.

He added that the fight against corruption must continue so that our country is known for its integrity and not for corruption.

In fact, the MACC is also open to receiving cooperation from any party to fight corruption.

He said this when addressing the closing ceremony of the MCW Advisory Board Meeting held at the Tun Ismail Hall of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA) here today.

The program is organized by the Public Education Division (PenMas) of the MACC, MACA and MCW. Also present was MACC Policy, Planning and Research Division Director, TPj Mohd. Hafaz Nazar; MACC deputy director general, KPKPj Mohamad Tarmize Abdul Manaf; MCW President, Mr. Haji Jais Abdul Karim, MCW Deputy President, Dr. Rozaidi Abdul Rahim Razali and MCW Advisory Board Chairman Dato Seri Panglima Mohd. Annuar Zaini.

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