TEMERLOH: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in Pahang arrested 18 people for various alleged offences between January and yesterday.
The number has exceeded the 17 recorded throughout 2015, state MACC director Datuk Wan Ramli Wan Abdullah told reporters after a talk and discussion on ‘preventing corruption from the roots’, here yesterday.
About 400 youths attended the programme launched by Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.
Asked on the reason for the increase in cases, Wan Ramli said it was likely due to the arrests related to bauxite mining activities early this year.
Meanwhile, he said the MACC organised the programme to build rapport with the youth who could potentially serve as the eyes and ears of the commission in combating corruption.
“Statistics showed that 40 per cent of those involved are aged between 18 and 40,” he said.–BERNAMA