The MACC has urged all states to establish an integrity unit in the offices of menteri besar and chief minister in an effort to check corruption or irregularities.
MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said today that so far only Sarawak has set up the State Integrity and Ombudsman Unit (Union).
“I hope all the states will emulate Sarawak in avoiding any criticism (against the highest state government administration) and initiate the process of administrative transparency.
“This is because the potential for corruption is greater at the state level than the federal level because the states have more access to various resources such as logging and land-related matters,” she told reporters after a dialogue with government-linked companies and the Terengganu hotel industry in Kuala Terengganu.
Latheefa said the MACC will place a senior officer in the integrity unit of all states to ensure transparency in governance.