Transparency International Malaysia chief: Community-level committees needed to combat graft

Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) President Datuk Akhbar Satar community-level committees are needed to monitor enforcement on corruption and misappropriation. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) President Datuk Akhbar Satar community-level committees are needed to monitor enforcement on corruption and misappropriation. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KOTA BARU, Dec 18 — Community-level committees are needed to monitor enforcement on corruption and misappropriation, said Transparency International Malaysia present Datuk Akhbar Satar.

He said the committee members should be people with integrity and their membership reviewed every three years.

“Although there are agencies like the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), we also need to monitor integrity to ensure that there is no corruption and misappropriation,” he said.

He was speaking to reporters after giving a talk on integrity in conjunction with the Kelantan Integrity Day celebrations and presentation of the Tasawwur Islam Certificates III Series, 2016, here today.

The event which was officiated by Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob was also attended by Kelantan State Secretary Datuk Mohd Faudzi Che Mamat.

Akhbar said the committee would also act as a monitoring body on contracts given out to companies so that they were not abused, especially involving government tenders.

“We do not want any party which have been given contracts later farming it out to others, or ‘Alibaba’ their contracts,” he said. — Bernama