An ‘anti corruption’ awareness video posted by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) on Twitter depicting an example of how bribery may take place at a clinic involving the issuing of a medical certificate is an insult to the sanctity and image of the medical profession.
The government agency should have used other examples to convey its message. As doctors, we feel deeply offended by the post, which should be taken down immediately.
Have they forgotten our sacrifices for the country in battling our fiercest enemy, the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which has claimed 31,591 lives?
Very recently, many of our doctors were also up to their waists in floodwater, sending aid to flood victims, even while their clinics were being destroyed by the floods.
These are just some of the examples of our undying passion and commitment to providing care to the people.
The MMA demands that MACC issue a public apology for the video, which we feel is done in poor taste. While they are at it, they should clean up its own backyard.
From the long thread of comments by netizens in response to the video, it appears that MACC has issues with regard to its own reputation that need to be addressed.
Dr Koh Kar Chai is president of the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA).
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