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Kenyataan media Ahli Parlimen Bukit Bendera, Syerleena Abdul Rashid di Pulau Pinang pada 12 Julai 2023

Perangi korupsi, henti pecah belahkan rakyat!

Saya menulis sebagai respons kepada kenyataan Dato’ Seri Haji Muhammad Sanusi bin Md Nor yang baru-baru ini diterbitkan bertajuk  “It’s a fact, non-Muslims give bribes the most“. Sebagai seorang Ahli Parlimen wanita Islam, saya mendapati adalah penting untuk menangani isu ini dengan perspektif yang lebih luas, berdasarkan fakta dan penyelidikan.

Pertama, adalah penting untuk mengakui bahawa korupsi dan rasuah tidak eksklusif kepada mana-mana kumpulan agama atau etnik tertentu. Ia adalah isu kemasyarakatan yang melangkaui sempadan dan pertalian. Malah, penyelidikan ilmiah baru-baru ini telah menekankan kelaziman korupsi dan rasuah dalam pelbagai sektor di Malaysia, tanpa mengira kepercayaan agama. Sebagai contoh, kajian bertajuk “Provisions of Disciplinary Sanctions in Islamic Jurisprudence” oleh Dr. Fatma Essa Mohammad, diterbitkan pada 2022, membincangkan rasuah pentadbiran yang berleluasa dalam masyarakat Islam, walaupun undang-undang buatan manusia digunakan. Satu lagi kertas kerja, “The Legal Aspect of Illicit Enrichment in Malaysia: Is it a Crime to be Rich?” oleh Noratikah Muhammad Azman Ng, Z. Ayub, dan Rohana Abdul Rahman, diterbitkan pada 2022, menganalisis secara kritis rangka kerja antarabangsa pengayaan haram (illicit enrichment) dan menjalankan analisis perbandingan undang-undang di Hong Kong dan Singapura. Kertas kerja ini juga menekankan ketidakcukupan undang-undang semasa di Malaysia untuk mencegah jenayah tersebut.

Kedua, adalah penting untuk diingat bahawa memerangi rasuah dan rasuah adalah tanggungjawab kolektif. Sebagai sebuah negara, kita harus berusaha untuk memupuk budaya integriti dan ketelusan, tanpa mengira latar belakang agama atau etnik kita. Dr. Musa Olaofe, dalam kertas kerjanya pada tahun 2023 “Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics from Islamic Perspective”, menekankan bahawa setiap usahawan, tanpa mengira kepercayaan agama mereka, harus terus mengamalkan etika perniagaan dan mengelakkan rasuah, pembohongan, dan penipuan.

Kesimpulannya, ia bukan tentang siapa yang paling banyak memberi atau menerima rasuah, tetapi tentang bagaimana kita, sebagai masyarakat, secara kolektif boleh memerangi isu-isu ini. Janganlah kita berpecah belah berdasarkan agama atau bangsa sebaliknya bersatulah dalam memerangi korupsi dan rasuah. Lagipun, ini semua tentang rakyat.

SYERLEENA ABDUL RASHID
AHLI PARLIMEN BUKIT BENDERA

Media statement by the Member of Parliament for Bukit Bendera, Syerleena Abdul Rashid in Penang, 12 July 2023:

Fight against corruption, stop dividing Malaysians!

I am writing in response to the recent statement published by Dato’ Seri Haji Muhammad Sanusi bin Md Nor “It’s a fact, non-Muslims give bribes the most” . As a female Muslim Member of Parliament, I find it crucial to address this issue with a broader perspective, grounded in facts and research.

Firstly, it is important to acknowledge that corruption and bribery are not exclusive to any particular religious or ethnic group. They are societal issues that transcend boundaries and affiliations. In fact, recent scholarly research has highlighted the prevalence of corruption and bribery within various sectors in Malaysia, irrespective of religious beliefs. For instance, a study titled “Provisions of Disciplinary Sanctions in Islamic Jurisprudence” by Dr. Fatma Essa Mohammad, published in 2022, discusses the widespread administrative corruption in Muslim societies, despite the application of man-made laws. Another paper, “The Legal Aspect of Illicit Enrichment in Malaysia: Is it a Crime to be Rich?” by Noratikah Muhammad Azman Ng, Z. Ayub, and Rohana Abdul Rahman, published in 2022, critically analyses the international framework of illicit enrichment and conducts a comparative analysis of the law in Hong Kong and Singapore. This paper also highlights the inadequacy of current laws in Malaysia to prevent such crimes.

Secondly, it is essential to remember that the fight against corruption and bribery is a collective responsibility. As a nation, we should strive to foster a culture of integrity and transparency, regardless of our religious or ethnic backgrounds. Dr. Musa Olaofe, in his 2023 paper “Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics from Islamic Perspective”, emphasizes that every entrepreneur, regardless of their religious beliefs, should continuously practice business ethics and avoid bribery, corruption, lying, and deceit.

In conclusion, it is not about who gives or takes bribes the most, but about how we, as a society, can collectively combat these issues. Let’s not divide ourselves based on religion or ethnicity but unite in our fight against corruption and bribery. After all, it’s all about the people.

SYERLEENA ABDUL RASHID
MP BUKIT BENDERA