Aggressive fight against corruption must continue
FocusM | 10 May 2019 00:30
IT came as no surprise when Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad recently lamented there were civil servants rooting for the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to fall so they could continue with their corrupt ways.
Many Malaysians had long suspected this when recent opinion polls suggested that the PH government was not as popular as it was when it took power in May last year. While one of the reasons given was that the new government had failed to fulfil some of its election promises, unhappiness among the corrupt could have been another reason.
It cannot be denied that corruption had become endemic in the country during former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s nineyear tenure. Many large government- linked institutions were compromised and billions missing. Among them are 1MDB (RM40 bil), Lembaga Tabung Haji (RM20 bil) and Felda (RM6.2 bil).
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