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In Malaysia, Facebook use at work could be corruption

The Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission said civil servants using Facebook or Twitter at work may face corruption charges.

According to local reports, MACC deputy chief commissioner Datuk Sutinah Sutan compared spending time on social media sites with unexcused absenteeism.

‘For instance, if a person spends three hours during his or her stipulated working hours for personal tasks,’ she said, ‘it can be deemed a form of corruption as the government trusts and pays its employees to fully utilise the working period to complete tasks relating to the respective job scope.’

Sutinah included spending time on Facebook and Twitter as examples of shirking.

She said web surfing isn’t currently punishable by law. But the MACC ‘will encourage the disciplinary boards of government-linked companies and federal departments to treat these as breaches of duty and contract.’

The MACC’s website is here.

Its Facebook page (with more than 25,000 likes) is here.

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