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MACC Tells The Public: Don't Offer, Don't 'Kawtim' And Don't 'Settle'

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MELAKA - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has called on all members of the public to join hands with the commission to be their eyes and ears in combating corruption.

MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad urged the participation of everyone from all levels of society for the Friends of Anti-Corruption Revolution Movement (GERAH) programme, launched on Aug 1.

Speaking at the launch of the state-level 'Kembara Jelajah Anti Rasuah' campaign at the Portuguese Settlement here today, Dzulkifli said GERAH members play an invaluable role in assisting the commission.

"I urge everyone, including members of the Portuguese community here aged 18 and above, to immediately register themselves as Sahabat GERAH (Friends of GERAH).

"GERAH members serve as the eyes and ears of MACC by reporting any corruption activities to us, lending us their strength in corruption-prevention initiatives.

"They also act as a role models to the rest of the community," he said.

The 'Kembara Jelajah Anti-Rasuah 2017' roadshow was a programme which saw MACC’s top management hitting the streets on a convoy of 40 high-powered motorcycles from today (Sept 18) to Sept 30. The convoy, which began in Putrajaya, will make its way south, east, north and back to MACC headquarters in Putrajaya.

Dzulkifli added that the commission also aims to adopt a people-friendly approach while at the same time instill fear among the corrupt.

"We want to be close to the community; we want to approach them instead of waiting for them to report to us, so that we can be seen to be a part of the community."

He also called on members of the public to shun away from corrupt practices in MACC's three J's campaign - Jangan Hulur, Jangan Kawtim, Jangan Settle" (Don't Give Handouts, Don't Give and Don't Settle).

-NST