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We'll Walk, Thanks

Travelers beware.

Before hailing a cab in Kuala Lumpur, consider this:

"Taxi drivers have been made the 'eyes and ears' of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to help curb corruption," a local press report said.

Foreigners are among the targets, according to Nazri Aziz of the prime minister's office. He was speaking at this week's launch of the Fighting Corruption Through Taxi Drivers campaign.

"Taxi drivers . . .  can get a lot of information from their passengers," Nazri said.

What should cabbies do when they hear incriminating talk?

“For example, if they suspect some of their passengers may be involved in graft activities, then they should immediately take the passengers to any MACC office and lodge a report,” Nazri said.

The italics are ours.

Whether the cabbies will earn rewards and bounties is still under discussion, the Malaysian anti-corruption agency said.

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