Graft, abuse of power serious in Sabah education sector, says MACC

TAWAU: Cases of corruption or abuse of power involving the education sector in Sabah are serious, said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Sabah deputy commissioner (prevention) Awang Samsul Baharam Bungso.

He said most of the investigations involved various offences like submitting false claims, falsifying documents and breach of trust.

“Most of their modus operandi is the same, namely by falsifying certain documents,” he told reporters after a talk organised by MACC on preserving integrity and sustaining anti-corruption efforts in the education sector here today.

According to Awang Samsul, the problem worsened when support personnel, such as clerks, resorted to bribery and abuse of power.

“Abetting with the school authorities is also an offence,” he added.