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G25: Protect civil servants who tell on corrupt superiors

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Civil servants who lodge a report against their corrupt superiors should be protected through amending the Whistleblowers Protection Act 2010, said G25, a national group of moderate Malay-Muslim leaders.

"It is essential that government servants who make the reports against their superior officers are protected from harassment such as being charged under the Sedition Act 1948 and the Official Secrets Act 1972. The Whistleblowers Protection Act should not merely exist as window dressing," the group said in a statement.

"It is imperative that it be reviewed as soon as possible so as to remove the restrictions to the kind of information that whistleblowers are allowed to disclose and to whom they can disclose," the group added.

G25 also said that the fight against corruption must be addressed at the political level to ensure that our elected representatives are individuals of good character, who are free from corruption...

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