PUTRAJAYA (June 10): The Education Ministry (MOE) will lend its fullest cooperation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in efforts to cultivate a culture of zero tolerance to corruption, its minister Dr Maszlee Malik said today.
Commenting on the recent statement by Latheefa Koya, the newly-appointed MACC chairman, who said education will play a bigger role in the fight against graft, Maszlee said education was essential when it comes to educating society on the evils of corruption.
“On behalf of the ministry, I would like to invite Latheefa for further discussions on how both parties can explore various forms of cooperation towards a corruption-free society,” he said in a statement here today.
In her first statement as MACC chief, Latheefa said she would be looking into long-term measures, including education, to create a culture of intolerance to corruption.
Latheefa, who was appointed MACC chairman effective June 1, said it was the fundamental right of every Malaysian to live, work and prosper in a corruption-free society. — Bernama