Bangi, 9 Disember 2015 – REWARDS AWAIT CIVIL SERVANTS FOR REPORTING CORRUPTION TO THE MACC.
The encouraging news was shared by MACC’s Deputy Director of Investigation, Dato' Sazali Salbi, at a discussion forum in conjunction with the International Anti-Corruption Day titled “The Fight Against Corruption - A Corruption Free Local Government Leads to a Harmonious Society (Jihad Memerangi Rasuah: PBT Bebas Rasuah, Masyarakat Sejahtera)” held at Hotel Puri Pujangga, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,Bangi.
According to Dato’ Sazali, the value of the reward will commensurate with the bribe amount offered to the public official.
"In the case where a public official is offered a bribe of RM10,000 for example, and subsequently reports the incident to the MACC, the official stands the possibility of being rewarded the same amount provided the case if proven in court." he added.
He further emphasised and reminded the audience that it was an offence by a public official for failing to report to the MACC on attempts by the public to bribe public officials.
"The duty to report is a collective responsibility.Public officials who fail to report acts of corruption faced by them can be charged for offences under the MACC Act 2009." he further emphasised.
Audience at the 2 hour slot titled Diskusi comprised of the top management from Local Government Agencies nationwide. Also at the forum was the Director of Community Education of the MACC, Dato' Shamshun Baharin bin Mohd Jamil.