Najib should ensure integrity at all levels.
DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw reiterates that the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should really show leadership by example such as ensuring that leaders like ministers do have integrity, consistent with his focus to serve the people, paying attention to the needs of the 27 million citizens of the country.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister insisted that everything else was secondary and that this was one of the key reasons he had adopted the1Malaysia concept when he took over the helm.
Najib says, "I have taken this approach since I took over as the prime minister -- I go down to the ground without protocol, without large gatherings."
The people expect the Government to be efficient, transparent andaccountable. While Najib puts emphasis on Key Performance Indices (KPIs), we would like to see the Prime Minister upholds the Constitution, Parliament and Good Governance based on integrity.
Among the things is that he has to show his determination to eradicate corruption. The abuseof power and the sheer wastage of public fund are big problems as shown in the cases of Port Klang FreeZone (PKFZ) scandal and the death of Teoh beng Hock at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) building in Shah Alam.
The people of all races are clamouring for integrity at all levels. In 2004, Tun Abdullah launched the Integrity Institute of Malaysia (IIM) and National Integrity Plan (NIP). Najib has taken part in some of the programmes of IIM. We would like to see how he puts the NIP into practice. For example, how far has he achieved cooperation between politics and the administration machinery? The ways he solves the PKFZ scandal and the death of Teoh Beng Hock may throw light into the seriousness with which Najib he embraces integrity.
Dr Tan Seng Giaw