Corruption is fundamentally a moral problem – Malaysian PM

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The sixth Annual Conference of International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities promoting the implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) was inaugurated on 4 October by the Prime Minister of Malaysia Yab Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak with an inspiring speech condemning immoral greed by a handful of powerful individual few which is a fundamentally a moral problem, which is at the heart of the phenomenon of corruption.

He urged those in power to exemplify moral values and give leadership to eradicating this cancerous menace of corruption ruining human societies and affecting the very stability of societies and organisations.

Nihal Sri Ameresekere’s series of 12 Books on fraud, corruption, economic crime, public finance, governance and the rule of law were exhibited at this conference attended by over 500 delegated from over 110 countries and 15 international organisations.

The UN Secretary General’s Representative and Chief of the Corruption and Economic Branch of UNODC, the Secretariat of the UNCAC was one of the first visitors to the display of Nihal’s Books exhibited at this conference.