Talib Zulpilip Is Better Placed Than Taxi Drivers To Report Corruption Issues?

Those with information on corrupt deals or practices have been urged to lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) or the state Integrity and Ombudsman Unit.

In making this call, Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip said such information can be provided under anonymity, meaning the identity of those who lodge reports will be kept confidential.

“If taxi drivers, for example, hear corruption-related information, they can give information or report without the need of giving their name. Just call and we will investigate.

Our comment

Dear Talib Zulpilip,

Your new role as ‘Anti-Corruption Czar’ has of course had Kuching laughing and this latest urge for taxi drivers to report ‘what I just heard in the back of my cab’ rather explains why.

What people would be more interested to know is what you heard when (amongst a swathe of other roles) you were a director on the board of the Governor’s family company CMS and during the decades you acted as Chairman of the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation, which seems so addicted to investing in Taib family projects?

Pray do tell us what has been going on at the heart of this corrupted administration, where you have sat for decades and try not to pretend you don’t know everyone knows why you have been put in charge of ‘monitoring integrity and corruption’ by the same bunch.

Meanwhile, quit lecturing honest poor folk about how to spot corruption. They see it every day in the government you continue to serve.

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