Selangor remains firm on graft-busting efforts

by TMR / pic by TMR FILE

THE Selangor government remains firm in combating corruption and abuse of power following the remand of several public service officers in the state by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to assist investigation into bribery cases.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari (picture) said in a statement yesterday that the state government was also monitoring several departments closely and would not hesitate to take action on any individuals found guilty.

“The Selangor government wants to emphasise and reiterate our stand that we do not compromise with corruption and abuse of power,” he said.

The state government respects the ongoing process adding that one is innocent until proven guilty.

On Saturday, Bernama reported that a district officer and a quantity surveyor have been remanded for five days for allegedly receiving bribes from a contractor in Selangor, following the arrest of three individuals including two former municipal council presidents in the state.

According to a MACC source, they were believed to have collaborated with a company that is part of a syndicate which has monopolised government projects worth tens of millions of ringgit in at least four districts in Selangor since 2012.