MACC owes medical professionals full apology on misleading video - Kit Siang
6 Jan 2022
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) owes the medical professionals a full apology for releasing an advertisement about corrupt doctors at a time when the MACC is facing questions about its own integrity, said DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang.
“The ‘anti-corruption’ awareness video posted by the MACC on Twitter depicted an example of how bribery may take place at a clinic to obtain a medical certificate (MC).
“The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) president Dr Koh Kar Chai is right in his criticism of the video as ‘an insult to the sanctity and image of the meadical profession.’
“Why didn’t the MACC release a video depicting the corruption of ministers or MPs? I am generally disappointed by the MACC ‘tell-all’ press conference, as it had left many questions unanswered,” he said in a statement today.
Kit Siang explained that Malaysians and the world are worried that the nation will once again slide back to become a kleptocracy.
“I had asked MACC for a press conference to tell Malaysians what the MACC is doing to prevent Malaysia sliding back as a kleptocracy and what the MACC expect of the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index 2021 with regard to Malaysia, as the TI CPI 2021 is expected to be released later this month.
“Yesterday, a senior MACC enforcement officer was charged in court for the misappropriation of RM25 million of cash evidence linked to a major corruption case.
“It is the for the courts to decide whether the senior MACC officer was guilty.”
Kit Siang also questioned how MACC expects to be successful in inculcating the value of Integrity among the Malaysian population if the commission itself is having problems inculcating the value of integrity among its officers.
“Shouldn’t the subject of integrity and anti-corruption be taught in schools from the primary level onwards?”