Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Report officers who demand kickbacks - Malaysiakini

KUALA SELANGOR: Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Minister Datuk Noh Omar has urged members of the public to lodge complaints against any of his officers who demand kickbacks.

Noh said he had recently received feedback that some of his ministry officials had allegedly asked for “commissions” to facilitate quick loan approvals.

“I have been told that those who pay these commissions receive quick approvals of their loan applications, while those who do not pay are made to wait,” Noh told a press conference Tuesday evening after giving away prizes to top students at his Tanjong Karang parliamentary constituency.

He said those who had fallen prey to these unscrupulous officers should do what is right by reporting them to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Noh also said there was nothing to fear as the MACC would offer them protection if they decide to blow the whistle on officers who demanded bribes from them.

“Unless necessary measures such as these are taken, the allegations would merely remain allegations as no one has come-up with any evidence so far,” he said.

“I will not tolerate any corrupt officers in my ministry,” he added. - thestar

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