By : Pradeeb Kumar Velayutham
PUTRAJAYA, 3 September 2015 (MalaysiaAktif) – Facts vs. Perception is the main battle faced by the Malaysian Anti – Corruption Commission (MACC), as highlighted by its Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) Datuk Mustafar Ali.
He said this during a workshop in conjunction with the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference 2015 held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) today.
Speaking to an audience of more than 350 participants from across the globe Mustafar articulated six main pressing issues in combating corruptions, including lack of transparency, discretion, red tape bureaucracy, lack of accountability, opportunity to form relationship and political interferences.
He said these are accepted as the core, which strongly suggests that they are the main problems in fighting corruption worldwide.
According to Mustafar , it is also agreed that public confidence and support are vital to overcome corruption, along with a sound legal framework and credible.
Meanwhile, Transparency International (TI) co-founder and Fairfax Group President Michael J. Hershman pointed out that society must continuously educate moral and ethics among its members, where a much high moral value civil society would be its end product.
He said good leadership qualities are crucial to overcome corruption in the long term.
More than 1,000 representatives from 135 countries are participating in the three-day conference, from September 2 until September 4, themed “Ending Impunity : People,Integrity, Action.”