MALAYSIA – Free Malaysia Today reports Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad spoke on the problems Malaysia’s government has had with corruption and how the situation has changed since the old administration was replaced.
According to the Prime Minister, from companies to traders to the public, accusations of corruption within the government are no longer being made. Mohamad credits this change in reputation to efforts within the new administration to combat corruption, as well as pre-existing laws being better enforced.
Specifically, says Mohamad, officials who had previously failed to do their jobs, or who used their position for personal financial gain, have been removed from their positions.
While the Prime Minister spent much time reaffirming the government’s accomplishments, he reiterated the continued need for instances of corruption to be reported and supported by substantial evidence.
While all cases must be investigated, only those with strong enough evidence will be taken to court, so circumstantial claims that cannot be adequately corroborated slow down the process and don’t result in a conviction.