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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 -- Allianz Malaysia Bhd has pledged to support the #RasuahBusters movement in empowering the society to reject corrupt practices.
Its chief executive officer Zakri Khir said through the “Kami Anti Rasuah” slogan, it was time for corporates and individuals to reject all forms of graft and demand greater accountability from those in positions of power.
“Corruption exists in every society and industry including insurance. The fight against corruption desperately needs momentum and commitment.
“Through our involvement with Rasuah Busters, we hope to make a collective stand in rejecting all forms of corruption; to lend our voice towards fighting corruption and pave the way as industry leaders so that others may follow suit,” he said at the Allianz Malaysia and Rasuah Busters Collaboration launch today.
Rasuah Busters, led by Karangkraf Media Group chairman Datuk Hussamuddin Yaacub was launched on Jan 29, 2021, aimed at restoring and shaping transformation and integrity of the nation and to stem moral decay and eliminate all forms of corruption.
Zakri in his speech also said as one of its first initiatives in the collaboration with Rasuah Busters, the company will provide 250,000 specially commissioned car stickers with the slogan #RasuahBusters - Saya Anti Rasuah to be given out to its Motor Comprehensive policyholders.
“We hope by displaying this sticker on vehicles, it can prevent any parties from committing corrupt practices,” he said.
Malaysia was ranked 57th on Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2020 with a score of 51, behind ASEAN neighbours Singapore (joint 3rd with a score of 85) with Brunei Darussalam (joint 35th with a score of 60).
Meanwhile, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner (Prevention) Datuk Seri Shamshun Baharin Mohd Jamil said 3,981 investigation papers on corruption were opened between 2017 and March 31, 2021, with 4,194 arrests, 1,601 charges, and 856 convictions.
Of the overall number of investigation papers, he said 627 involved the private sector, with 927 arrests made and 256 charges with a conviction rate of 125 cases.