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PUTRAJAYA: The National Anti-Corruption Plan 2019-2023 (NACP) aimed to fully address governance, integrity and corruption issues will be launched by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Jan 31.

Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) director-general Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed said the crux of the plan include several policies and key elements including the Pakatan Harapan government’s manifesto to fight corruption.

“We also take into account report submitted by the review committee appointed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

“The report is related to what needs to be done and becomes the basis for NACP. We will also include suggestions by the Institutional Reforms Committee (IRC) in NACP after reviewing them,” he said.

Abu Kassim said this at the briefing session with the media on the Final Result Report on Efforts to Fight Corruption in Malaysia from June to December 2018 at Perdana Putra Complex here today.

Also present were Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull and GIACC deputy director-general Datuk Dr Anis Yusal Yusoff.

Abu Kassim said the NACP was one of the 61 initiatives which had been outlined and decided in the five Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption (JKKMAR) meetings held between June and December.

“The government’s efforts to raise integrity and fight corruption in Malaysia since June have brought positive results including boosting international bodies’ confidence such as UNODC, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

“Some of the 61 initiatives have been implemented which the society may not be aware of. Some are still at the discussion stage because GIACC had only been around for six months.

“When the NACP is launched, we will have over 100 initiatives, all of which will close off any channel and opportunity for anyone to be involved in corruption,” he said.

Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) director-general Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed at Perdana Putra, Putrajaya today. Pix by NSTP/Mohd Fadli Hamzah
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