Many of the Yang Berhormat in the Dewan Rakyat acknowledge that more needs to be done to tackle corruption in the ranks of the Government.
They agreed that there should be a “clean up” in order to regain public trust and confidence in the civil service.
Their comments came about after the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V raised in his Royal Address the misappropriation of funds, information leaks and corrupt practices.
Met by reporters after the King’s speech, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (BN-Ayer Hitam) said anti-corruption efforts were an ongoing process.
“Our King has given good advice and we will adhere to it,” he said.
“The fight against corruption involves two elements – we should take action against not only the government officials who are found guilty but also those who try to bribe them,” he added.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan (BN-Kota Belud) called on politicians to let the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission do its work.
“I’m happy that not many politicians are commenting on the recent arrests and charges against certain individuals; we need to leave politics aside and let MACC do its work.
“Once politicians start commenting on the issues, they would politicise it.
“We need to give MACC the space and time it needs to investigate,” he added.
Anthony Loke (DAP-Seremban) said corruption was one of the major issues that MPs focused on, and one that made most Malaysians unhappy.
“MACC has taken action against government officials and we welcome that,” he said. “But we also want to see action against political leaders involved or implicated in corruption.
“We want to see more concrete action taken against the big fish,” he added.