MMA demands public apology from MACC
Dr Koh Kar Chai
6 Jan 2022
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has slammed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over its anti-graft public service announcement video depicting an act of bribery in a clinic.
In a statement today, MMA president Dr Koh Kar Chai condemned the agency’s video which portrayed a patient bribing a doctor in exchange for a fake medical certificate (MC).
He stated that as a doctor, the video is an insult to the medical profession image and its sanctity, therefore, asking for a public apology from the agency.
"The MMA demands that MACC issue a public apology for the video which we feel is done in poor taste and while they are at it, clean up its own backyard.
“From the long thread of comments by netizens in response to the video, it appears that MACC has issues in its own reputation to address,” he said.
The video which was posted on Twitter yesterday has caused an uproar among local netizens. Some netizens have also called MACC to base their anti-graft video on real-case bribery.
“The government agency should have used other examples to convey its message. As doctors, we feel deeply offended by the post, which should be taken down immediately.
“Have they forgotten our sacrifices for the country in battling our fiercest enemy which is the SARS-CoV-2 virus which has claimed 31,591 lives? Very recently, many of our doctors were also up to their waists in floodwater, sending aid to flood victims even while their clinics were destroyed by the floods.,” he said.
He explained that those are just some of the examples in which doctors in Malaysia willing to sacrifice.