KUALA LUMPUR: Four government agencies have been instructed to take immediate action following RM4.5 trillion losses incurred by the country due to corruption and leakages within 26 years.
Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said, even though the exact amount of losses has not been confirmed but leakages in the country involved billions on Ringgit.
“I have given instructions to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) and the Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID), and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to take immediate action according to the procedures.
“I have voiced out on this matter so that people will realize and sometimes we mention corruption there are people who become scared but we have to mention it. I cannot give any particular indication but to give a general instruction,” he said to the media at Rumah Terbuka Aidilfitri Malaysia Madani at Dataran Merdeka here today as reported by Utusan Malaysia.
Anwar said, the instruction was given as the losses due to corruption and leakages are in big amount but no action have been taken on certain parties that have been involved.
“There are people we know that have been involved with corruption worth billions for umpteen years but remain safe and nobody dares to touch them.
“I hope the people regardless of party and race will give support to this action. The country has strong laws and it will not be proper if the government instructs IRBM and the police to take action on the people at the lower level but people on the top have escaped,” Anwar said.
Anwar was elaborating on the report released by Emir Research that the national losses were estimated at RM4.5 trillion within 26 years due to corruption and leakages. – Malaysia World News