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4:40PM May 14, 2014
Only 28pct believe gov’t can tackle corruption
The number of people who believe that the government can tackle corruption has shrunk to its smallest in five years, the latest survey by Transparency International (Malaysia) shows.
The survey, in which face-to-face interviews were conducted with about 2,000 Malaysians from all 13 states, revealed that 45 percent of them were asked for a bribe in the past 12 months.
Conducted in March and April this year, it indicated that only 28 percent believe that the government is effective in tackling corruption.
In a similar 2013 survey, 31 percent said they agreed the government was effective.
The latest survey is especially harsh for PM Najib, who has vowed to change public perception on corruption, after winning his first general election last year, since takig over as prime minister in 2009.
For this purpose, Najib appointed Paul Low (left), a former president of TI-M, as Malaysia’s first so-called governance and transparency minister.
Akhbar declined to answer why Low’s appointment does not seem to have helped the perception on corruption to improve.
“You have to ask him (Low),” Akhbar said when asked if Low was productive and if a year was fair time for Low to show some impact on the survey.
Malaysian Corruption Barometer (MCB) 2014
Of the 2,000 respondents surveyed, 45% of Malaysians perceive political parties to be the most corrupt, followed by the police (42%), public officials and civil servants (31%) and parliament and legislature (23%).
PETALING JAYA, May 14 ― Political parties and the police are perceived as the most corrupt institutions in the country, a survey by Transparency-International Malaysia (TI-M) revealed today.
In a chilling reflection of the country’s police force, the Malaysian Corruption Barometer 2014 survey also showed that 35 per cent of respondents who encountered the police in the past 12 months had paid a bribe.
“We should make integrity and trust the founding principles of public institutions and services,” TI-M president Datuk Akhbar Satar said at the launch of the survey results here today.
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