Companies urged to report graft

PETALING JAYA: The Ma­­laysian An­ti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed (pic) reminded companies of their res­ponsibility to report any discrepancies found while carrying out their internal audits.

He said the Commission has learned that many companies would deal with corporate offences internally rather than filing a report with the authorities.

Abu Kassim said reporting a suspicious finding from an audit was a must and not an option.

By reporting these cases, he said it would deter others from committing such acts, thus reducing these incidences substantially.

He also warned employees to be aware of the consequences of retaliating against colleagues who report them for graft.

They would be charged under the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010.

The Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 was formulated as a key initiative of the GTP’s NKRA to fight corruption.