MACC’s GE14 operation rooms a timely move, says C4

Source: Free Malaysia Today

Free Malaysia Today

Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism chief Cynthia Gabriel say the public will now not have problems finding right avenue to report electoral malpractice.

PETALING JAYA: An anti-graft NGO supports the move by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to set-up 24-hour operation centres for the 14th general election (GE14).

The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) said this in a statement today in response to an announcement by MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad on Tuesday.

He had revealed plans to establish round-the-clock operation rooms in each state to monitor corruption and abuse of power for GE14, and will be ready to take in reports of violations of the Elections Act and the MACC Act.

“The operation rooms are an extremely welcome move by the MACC towards building institutions that prevent electoral malpractice.

“However, we are concerned that if the centres are poorly publicised and underutilised by the public, the efforts may be in danger of turning into a mere publicity stunt,” C4 executive director Cynthia Gabriel said.  Read more