Jul 17, 10 10:19 am
Members of the public to come forward and help the fight against corruption with the Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), said head Pesuruhjayanya, Datuk Abu Kassim Mohamed.
He said all efforts to fight corruption can only be achieved if there is a continuous awareness coupled with community support.
As expressed confidence that "we can do together", he said that "change must start from now and it should start from among us.
"It should start with the fight against corruption and not by" opposing "MACC, which is entrusted with the noble responsibility to fight corruption," he said in an annual report of the MACC in 2009.
Abu Kassim said the EC opened a total of 939 papers from 5.936 last year investigation reporting the information received.
On paper the investigation, 633 or 67.4 percent were settled, mostly in the six-month investigation.
Abu Kassim said last year, 500 people arrested for alleged corruption and 176 in court.
He revealed that the low conviction rate in court is 64.4 percent. Conviction rate for cases of appeal in the High Court is 65.8
percent, while the Court of Appeal was 86.2 per cent of cases.
Abu Kassim also said that 88.9 percent of cases involving the seizure of property is in favor of the MACC.
MACC also received permission to take 2.620 1.839 employees, including 781 officers and staff again as usual.
Of this amount, 1.382, or 75.1 percent of the officers were able to fill last year.
Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board said MACC has shown excellent performance despite the challenging environment.
By the end of 2009, it gradually shows the changes of good and convincing and can be distinguished from the significant increase in the arrest of politicians (23) and the prosecution of politicians (15) years.
The Board is headed by former Chief Justice Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad, also recorded an increase in the arrest of the public who give bribes to public officials (108) and high-profile individuals - 31 senior officials from the public sector and 65 government executives in the private sector - also arrested.
Meanwhile, the Special Committee on the Corruption, a body headed by Datuk Seri Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad, said he hoped that the MACC will provide attention to cases of public interest and high profile.
MACC also must act "without fear and favor" in its fight against corruption, he said.
The Committee also advised the EC to publicize anti-corruption efforts so that it can improve the perception among the public.