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Dr Mahathir and Qatar's Emir unveil monument signifying effort in combating corruption

Last update: 07/12/2018

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 7 (Bernama) – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Hamad Al Thani have unveiled the sculpture of a raised hand signifying international effort in combating corruption.

It was launched in conjunction with the third Sheikh Tamim Anti-Corruption International Excellence Award Programme as this is the first time Malaysia is chosen to host the prestigious programme from Dec 7 to 10.

The 12-metre steel monument was a gift from the Qatar government to the prime minister and the people of Malaysia as a special acknowledgement in a form of certificate of appreciation for strength shown in the fight against corruption.

The ceremony was held at Dataran Masjid Putra and witnessed by members of the delegation and a number of senior officials.

Dr Mahathir and Sheikh Tamim are expected to honour the winners of the four awards which will be for Lifetime/Outstanding Achievement, Innovation, Youth Creativity and Engagement and Academic Research and Education at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) today.

The ceremony was organised by the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre (ROLACC) in Doha, Qatar with the support of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The eighth Emir of Qatar arrived in Malaysia on Wednesday for a three-day working visit and made his maiden state visit to Malaysia in October last year.



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