Earlier today, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that there are some civil servants who are rooting for the fall of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Government because of its efforts to combat corruption as these people no longer receive corrupt money
Some of (them) think that it is better to have a corrupt government (because it) is willing to give money freely, even though (they) know it is haram.
"Some of (them) think that the current government is not as good as the previous one, as… we are not giving a green light for money (procured through corrupt practices).
"As such, they believe that the current government should fall, and (that Malaysia should reinstall) the previous corrupt government which would bring more benefit to them," NST Online quoted Tun Dr Mahathir as saying during a town hall meeting with Perak civil servants at the Royal Perak Golf Club at Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Ipoh.
The 93-year-old veteran leader emphasised on the need for the civil servants to say no to corruption and implement policies approved for the betterment of the people and the development of Malaysia
According to the Prime Minister, without corruption, every agenda set by the government would be implemented and run smoothly, and the country would easily achieve its goals.
"We have seen that the previous government’s leaders were involved in corrupt practices and… a number of civil servants followed (their examples).
"Maybe for them, by receiving bribes, the earned a lot. But when we cleaned the country (of graft)… they are no longer receiving (kickbacks they previously enjoyed)," he said, adding that corruption must be stamped out for Malaysia to join the ranks of developed countries and to be an Asian Tiger again.
Additionally, Tun Dr Mahathir said the country's wealth should be shared with all the people in Malaysia, regardless of race or religion