Tan Sri Johan JaaffarKUALA LUMPUR, July 4 (Bernama) — The Consultation and Corruption Prevention Advisory Panel has urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to probe on the upsurge of fast-track driving licence and citizenship, and illegal gambling outlets as exposed by the media.
Its chairman, Tan Sri Johan Jaaffar said the perennial problems should be addressed immediately by the authorities as they could tarnish the image of the public service and government.
“The panel feels that the problems continue unabated due to weaknesses and loopholes, not discounting briberies, in the systems.
“We also believe that could be attributed to inefficiency of personnel involved, apart from fraud,” he said in a statement, today.
Calling for the systems to be reviewed and improved, he claimed that illegal gambling was rife in nearly all districts in the country with the capital having 2,350 outlets as exposed by the Malay newspapers.
The press also exposed the existence of syndicates selling birth certificates, citizenship certificates, MyKad, and passports to foreigners for a fee of between RM5,000 and RM150,000, he added.