MACC goes to the ground with Gerah anti-graft drive


PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has launched the Anti-Corruption Revolution Movement (Gerah).

It will see 2,000 personnel go down to the ground on the first Monday of every month to meet the people in the fight against corruption and abuse of power.

Its chief commissioner, Dzulkifli Ahmad, said the campaign was initiated to make corruption the nation’s number one enemy.

He said MACC personnel nationwide would meet with some 20,000 people each month.

“The MACC wants to change the thinking, attitude and opinions of society towards corruption and abuse of power, and against those involved in the crime.

“Our goal is to create a society that abhors corruption and power abuse, as well as the perpetrators. This is not a political revolution.

“We also want society to be brave to reject this scourge and to say no.

“We want our society to have the courage to stand together with MACC in preventing and combating corruption in Malaysia,” he told a news conference after launching Gerah here today.

Dzulkifli said the 2,000 MACC officers and other personnel involved would be going to selected locations, including airports and railway stations, to spread the anti-corruption and anti-power abuse message and urged the people to report such cases to MACC.

He also urged companies to come forward and report corrupt practices and power abuse to MACC so that stern action could be taken against those involved.

“We want the public to have the courage to come forward and lodge reports with MACC.

“We want the public to know that MACC is their friend and family. We are your family. You can rely on us. Therefore, you must dare to say no (to corruption and power abuse).”