Heavier penalties planned for givers of bribes, says Najib

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PUTRAJAYA, Dec 8 -The government proposes to amend relevant laws next year to impose heavier penalties on those who offer or give bribes, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today.

He said imposing heavier penalties on those who offered or gave bribes was seen as appropriate because not only those who accepted bribes should be punished.

“While we have targeted the receivers, the givers should also be severely punished because corruption can destroy all that we have built in this country,” he said when addressing the monthly assembly of the Prime Minister’s Department (JPM) here.