Malaysia wants to be known for its integrity and anti-corruption stance

GENEVA, May 15 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) government wants the country to be known in the international arena for its integrity and strong anti-corruption stand.

The government has taken various measures after winning the 14th general election last year including setting up the Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC), as well as the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019 -2023 on January 28 this year, she said.

“We have to be thrifty. But, we will also not neglect the welfare of the people. We want to see that after this, our country would be well governed,” she said when speaking at a breaking of fast with Malaysians here on Tuesday night.

Dr Wan Azizah is on a three-day working visit here, heading the Malaysian delegation to the sixth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) meet.

The Deputy Prime Minister said the initiatives taken by the government would be the foundation for changes as pledged by the Pakatan Harapan government.

She, however, added that many may not feel the changes being made, as it would be difficult to change their mindset after having been under the previous government for more than 60 years.

At the event, attended by Malaysians working and living here, Dr Wan Azizah also congratulated Malaysians for choosing to change the government on May 9 last year.

“Congratulations to all as this is one of the things we have succeeded together, because if the people did not change the government on May 9, last year, we would not be able to change our fate in our nation. The people are the real fighters,” she said.

Malaysians should be also proud for changing the government in a peaceful and orderly manner without any bloodshed, she said.

Earlier, Dr Wan Azizah received a courtesy call from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) under secretary general for Partnerships Tan Sri Jemilah Mahmood.