BY AFIX REDZUAN
KUALA LUMPUR, OCT 14: Pakatan Harapan listed five main thrust to combat corruption if it governs Putrajaya after the 14th General Election (GE14).
Its Chairman, Tun Mahathir Mohamad said these five thrusts are to support its five actions that will be taken within 100 days if they are selected to become Federal Government.
“The five thrusts are Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Reformation, Political Contribution Reformation, Enhanced Transparency Reformation, Open Tender Practices using Anti-Corruption Technology and Introducing Anti-Corruption Culture among society,” he said.
Through the MACC Reformation, the unit will become an independent body to report and responsible to Parliament besides being given prosecution power in any corruption case.
The appointment of its Chief Commisioner will be made by Yang Dipertuan Agong upon advise from Parliamentary Committee.
Political Contribution Reformation will see that every contribution is limited to a maximum of RM200,000 a year and contribution exceeding RM10,000 must be recorded.
“Political contributions cannot be given by GLCs and companies that have contracts with Federal or State Government.
“Every political party must provide an annual report on political contribution and expenses directly to the Auditor-General’s (AG) office and the AG will report it to Parliament,”
Under the Transparency Enhancement Reformation, acts like the Witness Protection Act 2009, Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 and the Official Secrets Act 1972 will be amended to enhance transparency.
The Freedom of Information Act will also be amended as Selangor and Penang have done while people’s representatives and government senior officials in the Jusa C category and above, GLCs’ senior management and above must declare their properties to Parliament.
All open tender will be done online and accessible by public. The use of the e-perolehan and e-bidaan systems will expanded for all government contracts. These are among the initiatives under the Open Tender Practices using Anti-Corruption Technology
Meanwhile ISO 37001 (Anti-Corruption System) will be used in government bodies administration and is placed under the Introducing Anti-Corruption Culture Among Society.