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Institutionalised corruption: Heads must roll first

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We either give ourselves six months to wipe it out or we might as well kiss goodbye to our hopes for a new Malaysia, writes JD Lovrenicear.

Malaysiakini must be commended for its expose on the deep-seated long-practised corruption within the Road Transport Department.

It takes a responsible media outfit that is truly patriotic to dare spill the beans on the rot.

The logistics company that decided to fight this war and not get sucked up by operatives of the deep-seated corrupt system deserves the support of law-abiding citizens.

To begin the clean-up exercise, mere statements and promises are not enough.

First, the top leadership on the payroll in the RTD must be investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission. Why are they not taking personal responsibility for this dangerous rot that has taken thousands of lives on the road?

How could one claim to be a leader when he or she did not do anything all these decades to ensure that road safety is not jeopardised owing to officers on the take?

Why do we have to wait for a courageous expose by the media before we hear statements of promises to do something?

This expose on the RTD’s antics should be a wake-up call to leaders of all other institutions.

The corruption clean-up is long overdue. We either give ourselves six months to wipe it out from the nation or we might as well kiss goodbye to our hopes for a new Malaysia.

You do not need rocket science to purge our institutions. Attitude is what is lacking.

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