PUTRAJAYA – It was a joyous moment for 24 newly recruited Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers this morning upon receiving their letter of appointment.
All of them were elated to be chosen as graft fighters for this country on October 25, pledging to do their very best in serving the public.
MACC Corporate Communication Director Dato’ Ahmad Khusairi Yahaya reminded the new officers to be prepared to face the challenges of the outside world while working with the Commission as graft is a white-collar crime that affects all industries.
Also present was Federation of Chinese Association of Malaysia (Huazhong) Deputy Secretary-General Dr Chin Yew Sin who thanked the MACC for paving the way for these new recruits.
He expressed hope that the Commission will continue to enhance its co-operation with Huazhong.
On May 9, hundreds of applicants flocked the Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall in hope of joining the civil service as a graft buster.
Among the most important requirement set by the MACC for this intake was candidates’ ability to converse, read and write in Mandarin and other Chinese dialects fluently.
Other than that, they must also be degree/ diploma holders of public/ private education institutions that are recognized by the Public Service Department’s Accreditation Board.
New recruit Nur Shahadah Jamil, 25, of Malay-Chinese parentage, said that she is happy as she has now overcome her biggest obstacle in joining the civil service.
Joining MACC, she said, would enable her to “learn more” as she has to adapt to a totally different environment here.
Meanwhile, another new recruit Sumathi Padavadah, 25, expressed happiness and satisfaction in being able to join the MACC.
“I have a good feeling towards my upcoming job and I am confident of doing a good job,” she told reporters.