JOHOR BARU: Kempas assemblyman Datuk Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid Tengku Abdul Hamid Jumat has become the first serving politician in the country to provide a full-term report of his service as an elected representative to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Tengku Putra Haron handed over the 266-page report to Johor MACC director Datuk Azmi Alias after launching the state-level KEJAR '17 programme here recently.
The report contains texts of his speeches at the State Assembly and activities in his first term as a state assemblyman.
“As a first term assemblyman, I think it is important to document all of my activities (in the last four years of my service) for the people of Kempas to reflect upon.
"Besides presenting it to the party leadership, various authorities and bodies, it will also serve as an archived piece for my grandchildren to witness how their grandfather did his part in serving the people and nation; and hope that the (drive) to serve the nation will rub off on them,” he said.
Earlier, Tengku Putra Haron submitted his application form to Azmi to become a member of the Anti-Corruption Revolutionary Movement (Gerakan Revolusi Anti Rasuah – GERAH).
The GERAH programme, launched by MACC earlier this year, gives the public an opportunity to be involved in the effort to prevent corruption.
Members of GERAH act as the eyes and ears of the MACC, report corrupt acts to the MACC, contribute to corruption-prevention efforts, and become role models to the community.
“It is essential that people with power understand that ultimately, it is the name on the dotted line which will be held accountable in any given situation. So, be it for financial gain or receiving instructions from a superior, if the order is not in black and white, the signed name with authority will be held responsible for his actions”, he said.
In April this year, Tengku Putra Haron had also signed a corruption-free pledge together with other Johor state assemblymen.
Meanwhile, the KEJAR '17 Mini Programme, which is an extension of the Anti-Corruption Tour 2017 which ended last September, enjoyed a great kick-off.
The programme serves as a platform for the MACC to channel information to the public on its existence and ongoing efforts to combat corruption and abuse of power.
It also provides opportunities for the MACC to meet members from various levels of society, including students and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Tengku Putra Haron said KEJAR successfully highlights the MACC as a nation-friendly law enforcement agency, but feared by those involved in corruption.