MACC: DISTRIBUTION OF RAMADAN BAZAAR LOTS FULLY TRANSPARENT

12 Jul 2013 11:19

PUTRAJAYA, July 9 (Bernama) -- The distribution of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) Ramadan bazaar lots this year has been done in a fair and fully transparent manner, without any elements of corruption.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) inspection and consultation division director Datuk Mohd Yusof Akope said the distribution of 2,155 lots at DBKL Ramadan bazaar sites in the city had been conducted smoothly from May 28 to 31, and was closely monitored by the MACC.

He said this was because the DBKL had taken proactive measures in the distribution of the lots this year, including by abolishing the special quota for minister, association and non-governmental organisation, and the lots were distributed simply through lot draws.

Besides, he said the DBKL had also compelled that only traders with valid business licence were allowed to apply for the lots.

"Therefore, no certain quarters had the privilege to get the Ramadan bazaar lots. So far, no complaints were made to the MACC pertaining to the distribution of the lots," he told a press conference here today.

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Mohd Yusof said the MACC would continue to monitor the distribution of the lots and convene a periodical meeting with the DBKL to prevent possible corruption.

He also lauded the DBKL's initiative to compel traders succeeded in getting the lots to sign the 'Akujanji Integriti Bazar Ramadan 2013' (Ramadan Bazaar Integrity Pledge 2013) not to get involved in any acts of corruption.

"This is an effort to strengthen the traders' integrity. With the pledge, the traders are obligated not commit any offence under the MACC Act 2009," he added.

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