Never underestimate the effectiveness of a straight cash bribe ~ cloud cockburn
It is effective, and so do it gives a great impact.
Recently, Indonesian supreme judge has stated that they are giving their full commitment and support regarding the death sentence in the fight against the bribery crimes in their country.
In my humble opinion, i do think that Malaysia should also put the same effort by enforce the same sentence for the bribery crimes. As according to Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act , under the section 24 stated that any of the offences which has been done under the sections 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22 and 23; imprisonment for not more than 20 years; and
fined for not more than 5 times greater than the value of the bribe received.
Maybe some of us would say that this penalty is strict enough to reduce the bribery crimes in Malaysia, despite, the question "is it?" has been raised.
China, is one of the country that practicing the death sentence for this offence, has achieved a positive result. In facts, their citizens had showed their satisfaction in response of this penalty.
I would like to state just 2 cases that involve the bribery crimes in our country which is enough to show that the this crime was already in a critical stage. on what ground?
first, in october 3rd 2010, a magistrate jailed for 6 years and fined of RM40 000 at the session court after being found guilty on two corruptions charges in october. Now, at what stage is our courts' credibility in justice?
secondly, in october 14th 2010, 7 immigration officers who is said to be involves in human trafficking in terms of bribery, detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA). Now it is your interpretation pertaining to this issue. What say you?
whatever it is, this is just my 2 cent opinion.
"Our form of democracy is bribery, on the highest scale" ~ Gore Vidal