|Tuesday, September 23, 2014

MACC wants disclosure of ties to ministers when applying for govt projects 

 

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has mooted a new measure to require ministers and civil servants to declare to the Cabinet if any of their family members are applying for any Government facilities.

 

MACC deputy chief commissioner (prevention) Datuk Sutina Sutan said they were proposing for this to be included as a new clause under the Public Service Code of Conduct, to require any and all civil servants to make such declarations.

 

This is on top of the present regulation, which requires civil servants who are on a project approval committee to declare and recuse themselves from the committee if a relative was applying for the said project.

 

“The MACC is proposing this clause to avoid any misconception due to the lack of transparency.

 

“If the process is transparent, people are less likely to claim misuse of power,” she told a press conference at the MACC headquarters here Friday

 

– The Star