Monday, April 18, 2016
ICAC and MACC ... no comparison
When the MACC was formed in 2009, much was touted that it would emulate the good work of the ICAC Hong Kong. Sadly, this has not happened. Instead today MACC and ICAC stand poles apart in terms of their reputation and image.
This is what Sir Murray MacLehose, Governor of Hong Kong, had to say in 1973 before the establishment of the ICAC in 1974,
"I think the situation calls for an organisation, led by men of high rank and status, which can devote its whole time to the eradication of this evil. A further and conclusive argument is that public confidence is very much involved. Clearly the public would have more confidence in a unit that is entirely independent, and separated from any department of the Government, including the Police."
Now, we can see why MACC is a lost cause.