PUTRAJAYA, July 3 ─ A local survey has revealed that Malaysians now
perceive corruption in the country to be declining in contrast to
findings by Transparency International.
survey, which was done by the Statistics Department and funded by the
Economic Planning Unit, showed that from the total 10 points on the
corruption perception index, Malaysia scored 6.79 points compared to
5.10 points in Transparency International's index. The lower the figure
the worse the situation.
According to the
National Integrity Perception Index Research Report 2007, which was
launched yesterday, the people's perception on corruption alleviation
was expected to be better this year and in the future.
Malaysian Integrity Institute president Datuk Dr
Mohd Tap Salleh, when presenting the findings, said this was due to the
government's development policy and increase in transparency, including
efforts to make the Anti-Corruption Agency a fully independent
Speaking to reporters after the
launching, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan,
however, said that both findings should not be compared as they
involved different sets of respondents.
is the first time such the survey was conducted. It's a good start and
will be the benchmark to improve national integrity," he said.
survey also had five other perception indexes, namely in Public Service
Delivery Quality (6.60 points), Social Obligation and Business Ethic
Practices (6.90), Family Institutions and Community Stability (7.38),
Life Quality and Community Welfare (7.41) and Malaysian Courteousness
Overall, the survey, which was
conducted between August and September last year, showed the National
Integrity Perception Index at 6.79 points.
involved 14,967 respondents nationwide, where 67 per cent were from
household groups, 26.9 per cent civil servants, and the other 6.1 per
cent senior officers in the private sector.
The second survey for this year's index is expected to kick off in the middle of this month. ─ Bernama
My comment is this. Did they conduct this poll at some BN Youth do or at Timbuktu.
What do you say? I welcome any comments, even those against mine.