In the midst of all the doom and gloom surrounding the global economic slowdown, it is heartening to know that there is at least one sector in Malaysia that is expanding, creating thousands of new jobs over the next few years.
Yes, the Anti-Corruption Agency is recruiting! 🙂
Eastern Region News
November 13, 2008 21:44 PM
RM45 Million Bribes Changed Hands In First 10 Months Of Year – ACA D/G
KUANTAN, Nov 13 (Bernama) — Bribes exceeding RM45 million changed hands during the first 10 months of the year, said Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) director-general Datuk Ahmad Said Hamdan.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Leadership With Integrity Seminar for Pahang department directors here today, he said that during that period, the ACA detained 548 people.
They comprised 252 civil servants and 296 from the private sector who were linked to corruption.
“What is interesting is that based on the statistics, there is an obvious change over the past few years whereby, there was a dip in the number of public officers arrested for corruption as compared to those in the private sector or individuals,” said Ahmad Said.
He said that during the same period, the ACA confiscated property worth RM8.8 million and collected fines worth RM1.3 million.
Later, Ahmad Said told reporters the agency would get an additional 5,000 officers and staff by 2012.
And not a moment too soon, judging by the 900 complaints of money politics and vote-buying that Umno has received!
Fancy a career in graft-busting anyone? Stable career, you know; no shortage of demand for such expertise. The market definitely is expanding.