Parliament: King Saddened Fraud, Corruption In Govt Still Occurs

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KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V Monday expressed disappointment on the occurrence of fraud, corruption, leakages and leaks of government information involving government officials and former civil servants.

His Majesty said although only a handful was involved in such activity, it had eroded the people’s trust in the government, Bernama reported.

“As such I welcome the move to bring those involved to justice.

“The people must also give support by not being involved as the ones who offer bribery or possess unauthorised classified documents,” he said when speaking at the official opening of the first meeting of the fifth session of the 13th Parliament here Monday.

Also present were Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia and Dewan Negara Speaker Datuk Seri S. A. Vigneswaran, Cabinet ministers, Members of Parliament, Dewan Negara Senators, dignitaries and invited guests.

His Majesty also expressed his appreciation on the success of the Royal Malaysia Police in reducing the crime rate, combating radicalism and heresies and militant ideology that are in conflict with the Sunnah belief in the country.

“Not forgetting the Malaysian Armed Forced which plays a very important role in safeguarding the country’s security without us realising their sacrifices for the sake of our beloved homeland.

“I and the government will continue to strengthen both these security forces,” he said, adding that the government intended to increase its acquisition of equipment and vehicles, looking after the welfare such as providing quarters and so on.

Sultan Muhammad V also welcomed the government’s move to deploy additional security assets and facilities such as helicopter forward operation base or “Sea Basing” in the waters of Sabah east coast to beef up security in the area concerned.

The cooperation and mutual understanding that had been reached with the government of the Philippines on security in the Sulu sea had further enhanced bilateral ties between the two countries, especially in the field of security, he said.