CAMERON HIGHLANDS, Feb 8 – Local residents in Cameron Highlands are urged to provide information in relation to alleged corruption and abuse of power occurring in the highlands. Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) Datuk Mustafar Ali, when making the call, said MACC would hold discussions with government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the local community to immediately address the issues that had led to the destruction of the highlands.
“Come forward and discuss with MACC law enforcement personnel if you have information related to issues on corruption, or abuse of power,” he told reporters after a dialogue session with Regional Environmental Awareness Cameron Highlands (REACH) on local issues, Saturday.
“If they hurl accusations without giving any explanation, it just gives a negative perception, therefore they have to take responsibility to prevent the widespread of corruption and abuse of power. Mustafar said they should not be afraid to give information on the matter as the law under the Whistleblower Protection Act would protect them. He said MACC would take a holistic approach to ensure corrective actions were taken.