• June 25, 2022 10:44 pm

Not all Amwenye are corrupt, let those implicated face the law-says Asian Community

Mar 2, 2022

The Asian Association of Malawi unreservedly deplores and rejects corruption. Like all well-meaning Malawians, we recognize that there is corruption. Like well-meaning Malawians, we deplore corruption, irrespective of the race, nationality and religion of any individuals involved. We also recognize that corruption is a deadly cancer which undermines the rule of law. Moreover, corruption prevents proper economic development as public resources are not used for the intended purposes. Weak economic development impairs health, education and other social services and creates inequality and social injustice

By Linda Kwanjana

The Asian Community in Malawi says the community does not condole any type of corruption since the community believe that corruption is evil.

In a statement released on Tuesday , the community argue that corruption is source of poverty taking place in the country that is why only those facing the charges should face the law and not generalize the entire community as corrupt.

“The Asian Association of Malawi unreservedly deplores and rejects corruption. Like all well-meaning Malawians, we recognize that there is corruption. Like well-meaning Malawians, we deplore corruption, irrespective of the race, nationality and religion of any individuals involved. We also recognize that corruption is a deadly cancer which undermines the rule of law. Moreover, corruption prevents proper economic development as public resources are not used for the intended purposes. Weak economic development impairs health, education and other social services and creates inequality and social injustice.”

The statement further reads that the Asian Community’s welfare and well-being cannot be separated from the welfare and well-being of the vast majority of Malawians.

The community has since rejected any activity that undermines development.

“Like all well-meaning Malawians, we support the state agencies that play an essential and integral role in the fight against corruption, in particular the Anti-Corruption Bureau. We disassociate ourselves from any attempt to undermine the Anti-Corruption Bureau 1n anyway. We condemn any attempt to intimidate any officer of the Anti-Corruption Bureau.”

The community has since extended support to all concerned Malawians who are interested in promoting the rule of law and the welfare of the country adding that it is time to work together.

The statement comes in the wake of remarks by some Malawians who have taken advantage of arrest and prosecution of some Malawians of Asian origin to throw what is being termed as xenophobic attacks against the Asian Community.

Among those facing graft charges Abdul Batatawala, Faizal and Zarina Latif.

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