KOTA KINABALU, Nov 11 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today at University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) near here, broached on the need for university students to practise the three principles of 3J (Jangan Hulur, Jangan Kawtim, Jangan Settle).
MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad reminded the students of their potential to become the country’s leaders in future.
“You may be a public sector or private sector head in 2050 and we will make sure that you are free of corruption and power abuse,” he said at an MACC programme to combat corruption and power abuse.
He said the programme was aimed at encouraging university students to become agents of change in maintaining the fight against corruption and power abuse.
Dzulkifli said a study conducted by MACC on 1,000 university students last year found that 16 per cent were willing to accept a bribe and 18.5 per cent would accept a bribe if they did not have to face any action.
“The result of the study is worrying. So we will continue with the programme and create greater rapport with university students. This is the second that we have organised; the first was at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia in Nilai,” he said, adding, MACC would hold the third programme in Sarawak next week.
He also said corruption prevention awareness should start from primary school and to this end, MACC would implement a programme for primary and secondary school students next year. — Bernama