MACC sets up units to watch for corruption, power abuse in govt agencies


Source: The Malaysian Insight

THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has set up special monitoring units to watch for misappropriation, corruption and abuse of power at high, medium and low-risk government agencies.

In a statement today, the MACC said its certified integrity officers would be replaced by administrative and diplomatic officers in integrity units of government agencies in line with the government’s decision to set up a Department of National Integrity and Good Governance.

“In line with the preventive functions under the MACC Act, the commission will continue to ensure the governance of government agencies is free from embezzlement, corruption and abuse of power,” said the statement.

The MACC said establishment of the department would not affect the commission’s role in curbing graft in the public sector. – Bernama, January 18, 2018.