Friday, May 27, 2005

"No let-up in graft war"

PM: No let-up in graft war

Shahriman Johari
New Straits Times
PM: No let-up in graft war
Byline: Shahriman Johari
Edition: Main/Lifestyle

THERE will be no compromise in the fight against corruption in Malaysia,

with more emphasis placed on preventive measures, said the Prime Minister.
"We will continue with our fight to reduce and eradicate corruption,"

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told Malaysian reporters yesterday, the

last day of his visit to Japan.

He was commenting on a statement by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that

corruption was becoming a "culture" in Malaysia.

The former Prime Minister said that nowadays politicians had to bribe

to be elected and warned that corruption was becoming "above the ...