JOHOR BAHRU, Feb 13 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has given out more than RM30,000 as tokens of appreciation to Johor civil servants who reported cases of corruption involving the public.
Johor MACC director Datuk Azmi Alias said the offers of bribery were from 2013 to 2017, with 32 cases taken to court.
He said staff of the Royal Customs Department, People's Volunteer Corps (RELA), Islamic Religious Department, Immigration Department and the Royal Malaysia Police were among the civil servants who reported the misconduct.
"The tokens of appreciation were given in accordance to the guidelines for acknowledgement to civil servants as directed by the Chief Secretary to the Government on June 1, 2011."
"This is to encourage civil servants to report corrupt practices, thus eradicating the culture and cleansing the civil service of the crime of corruption and abuse of power," he added.
Azmi was speaking to reporters after launching the Gempur Programme at the Johor Bahru City Council (MBJB) here today.....