1:51 pm - Saturday November 25, 2017

Lack of manpower in MACC, chief commissioner says

MO,14/9/2017, KUALA LUMPUR- The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is now facing a new challenge in its endless fight against graft, which is the lack of manpower.

Stating this, its chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad said the government had promised in 2008 to increase the number of personnel to 5,000, but the current number of manpower only stood at around 2,100 people.

He said the shortage of personnel had somehow provided an obstacle for the anti-graft body to operate in an optimum state.

“(The shortage) may be due to the economic situation, as there needs to be an additional budget if we want to increase our personnel,” he said.

“Now, it is already 2017. It would be very great for us if we can get roughly the (ideal) amount (of 5,000 personnel).

“We are working with the government to increase the intake in the future. I have also given my order to increase our size and we will have a large intake next year provided it is approved by the government,” he added.

Dzulkifli said this in a press conference after attending the basic training graduation ceremony of 223 MACC officers at the Police Training Academy in Jalan Semarak.

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