C4: Govt to blame for youth’s ignorance on corruption

Source: FMT News 

PETALING JAYA: A think tank says the government is to blame for the apparent ignorance among the country’s young of the concept of corruption.

The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) said when a blatant case of corruption takes place with those involved going unpunished, it was natural for the public to think it was permissible for them to engage in corrupt practices as well.

“I place the blame on the leadership,” C4 executive director Cynthia Gabriel said when contacted by FMT.

“When laws are properly enforced and applied equally by institutions without fear or favour, a more enabling environment can ensue for a culture of honesty and integrity among the young generation.” Read more

Prestigious US ‘Democracy Award’ for Cynthia Gabriel of C4

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Anti-corruption activist one of five worldwide to receive award from US-based National Endowment for Democracy at Capitol Hill, Washington DC, on June 7. Pic from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: Anti-corruption activist Cynthia Gabriel has seen her efforts recognised by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which is based in Washington DC, the United States.

The NED will be presenting her with its 2017 Democracy Award on Wednesday, for her “courageous efforts in battling the scourge of official corruption”.

Gabriel, who is Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) executive director, left for the US yesterday to attend the award ceremony to be held at Capitol Hill.

According to the NED website she will be one of five recipients this year. The other five being Khalil Parsa (Afghanistan), Rafael Marques de Morais (Angola), Claudia Escobar (Guatemala) and Denys Bihus (Ukraine).

Malaysiakini reported that Gabriel was surprised over her selection for the award but was honoured nonetheless over the recognition for her efforts. Read more