Sunday, February 14, 2016

Probe into suspect’s lifestyle, Dr Mahathir’s tip on beating graft

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today suggested that authorities conduct an audit on the lifestyle of suspects to ascertain if they were living beyond their means, saying this was the only way to haul up corrupt politicians. He said no one would ever come forward to give evidence especially when their bosses and powerful people were involved in corruption. "The best way for the anti-corruption commission to act would be to audit the lifestyle of the suspects. Are they living within their means? If it is beyond their means, a thorough investigation must be made on all sources of income of the suspect," Dr Mahathir said in his latest blog post. "The contest for contracts by the private sector created opportunities for corruption. The bigger the contracts the bigger would be the amount of illegal gratification offered. "The decision-makers collect lots of money. Getting proof or evidence for cases of corruption is very difficult. No contractor would come forward to give evidence because he would be marked and his business and future contracts would be affected." – February 15, 2016. MORE TO COME]]>

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