Vote against bribery and corruption — KJ John

BY KJ JOHN

Source: The Malaysian Insight

ONE clear but obvious concern for most Malaysian Christians is the “agenda of backdoor Islamisation by PAS”.

Malaysia, from its inception, has been a multi-ethnic, multi-religious, and multi-cultural society defined by a Federal Constitution which amplifies and clarifies our rules of law and due processes.

Therefore, and thereby, we were, and must only always be understood as a secular country. No particular or specific religious values can consequently be used to define public space morality.

Premised upon the secular interpretation of our foundation points within the Constitution, it is untenable that PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s RUU34 can even be tabled in Parliament. Therefore, a good friend of mine and son of a former Deputy Prime Minister, Tawfik Ismail, has gone to Court over this wrong-doing.

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Police again viewed as most corrupt in transparency survey

Source: FMT News

Religious leaders also take a beating, with 31% of respondents in Transparency-International Malaysia’s Global Corruption Barometer survey saying they are corrupt.

Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) President Datuk Akhbar Satar — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) President Datuk Akhbar Satar — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR: The police force is yet again perceived as the most corrupt institution in the country.

About 57% of the 1,009 Malaysian participants of Transparency-International Malaysia’s (TI-M) Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) survey felt the police department was the most corrupt.

The survey results also showed that 13% of respondents who had encountered the police in the past had paid a bribe to the men and women in blue.

But even this number is doubtful. According to TI-M president Akhbar Satar: “The problem is that some Malaysians are scared to say they have either bribed or attempted to bribe an officer of the government.

“They want to show that they have integrity.”

Akhbar was speaking at the release of the survey results here. Read more

Rasuah: SPRM tahan pegawai kanan tentera

Source: Utusan Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR 23 Feb. – Seorang pegawai kanan tentera ditahan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) Pahang kerana disyaki terlibat rasuah.

Sumber SPRM memberitahu , suspek berusia 57 tahun yang berpangkat Leftenan Kolonel itu ditahan di Pejabat SPRM Temerloh pada 2.30 petang hari ini selepas hadir memberi keterangan berhubung siasatan kes melibatkan dirinya.

“Suspek yang bertanggungjawab menyelia kontraktor, memantau proses kerja, mengesahkan spesifikasi piawaian dan memperakukan tuntutan kerja oleh kontraktor di Zon Timur dipercayai menerima suapan daripada kontraktor proksi termasuk syarikat milik ayahnya dengan isteri suspek merupakan pengarah syarikat berkenaan,” katanya.

Timbalan Ketua Pesuruhjaya (Operasi) SPRM, Datuk Azam Baki ketika dihubungi mengesahkan tangkapan itu.

“Saya mengesahkan penahanan suspek pada hari ini dan akan ada beberapa tangkapan lagi dibuat berhubung siasatan kes ini,” katanya yang enggan mengulas lanjut.-BERNAMA

SPRM tahan 2 pegawai agama Johor disyaki rasuah

Sumber: FMT News 

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Mereka yang ditahan adalah ketua penolong pengarah dan penolong pegawai Bahagian Undang-undang Syariah. – Gambar diambil dari FMT News

JOHOR BAHRU: Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) Johor hari ini menahan 2 pegawai kanan Jabatan Agama Islam Negeri (JAINJ) kerana disyaki terlibat dalam rasuah dan salah guna kuasa.

Seorang daripadanya ialah ketua penolong pengarah dan seorang lagi penolong pegawai Bahagian Undang-undang Syariah.

Kedua-dua lelaki berusia 55 dan 40 tahun itu ditahan di pejabat SPRM Johor kira-kira 4.30 petang ketika hadir untuk memberi keterangan berhubung siasatan dijalankan ke atas mereka. Read more

Businesses more corrupt, survey shows one in three Malaysians say will face bribes in next two years

Source: The Malay Mail Online

A survey has found that 30 per cent out of 80 Malaysian companies have experienced bribery and corruption in their daily operations. — Reuters pic

A survey has found that 30 per cent out of 80 Malaysian companies have experienced bribery and corruption in their daily operations. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 ― Bribery and corruption may be unacceptable practices for Malaysian companies, yet there has been a sharp increase in reported incidences for the past two years.

PricewaterhouseCoopers’s (PwC) Global Economic Crime Survey 2016 found that 30 per cent out of 80 Malaysian companies have experienced bribery and corruption in their daily operations, compared to just 19 per cent in 2014 even as 98 per cent of those polled made it clear to their staff that bribery and corruption are “unacceptable practices.”

“On paper they don’t believe it should be tolerated but on the ground it’s very different.

“The fact that almost all the Malaysian respondents feel that their top management are sending a clear message that they don’t condone such crimes indicates a disconnect between the tone at the top and the reality on the ground,” Sridharan Nair, managing partner of PwC Malaysia told a news conference today. Read more