“One of the reasons why corruption and power abuse still exist is because enforcement agencies fail to carry out the responsibilities entrusted to them,” said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad. NSTP pix

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) wants the government to declare corruption and power abuse as the country's number one enemy.

Its chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad said that corrupt enforcement officers and individuals, entrusted with power, have contributed to the widespread of negative issues including drugs, illegal immigrants, smuggling, leakages of national revenue, border issues, financial crimes, gambling, and prostitution.

During a dialogue session with senators which also attended by Datuk Seri SA Vigneswaran in Parliament today, Dzulkifli said all these issues could tarnish the country's image in the eyes of the world.

“One of the reasons why corruption and power abuse still exist is because enforcement agencies fail to carry out the responsibilities entrusted to them,” he said.

Dzulkifli requested the senators to lend their courage and support and be with the Commission to urge the government to declare corruption as the country's number one enemy.

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