BALING: The Kedah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has received 20 tip-offs on alleged graft cases involving local councils statewide since early this year.
According to Kedah MACC director Datuk Mohd Fauzi Mohamad, most of the cases involved officers who took advantage of their position in awarding projects.
“The alleged discrepancies involved the approval of development and infrastructure projects.
“We also received information on alleged graft involving local council enforcement personnel,” he told reporters when launching Gerakan Memerangi Rasuah 2018 (GEMPUR 2018) here today.
GEMPUR 2018 is aimed at educating civil servant to refuse any offer or bribe.
Fauzi said the agency is still gathering more information on the alleged graft cases before taking any action.
He stressed that the number of graft cases involving the local council is not serious in the state.
On a different note, Fauzi said it is unfair to accuse acts of giving oranges in conjunction with Chinese New Year as bribery.
“Giving oranges or hampers with intention to gain something is wrong but if the notion is just to share the festivity, is not fair to call it bribe,” he said.