Department Heads And Senior Officers Act As First Line Of Defence In Fight Against Corruption - MB: 6 October 2020
All the participants standing and singing the National Anthem.
IPOH, 6 Oktober 2020 – Department heads and senior officers of Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) and state corporations are the first line of defence in the fight against corruption.
Perak Menteri Besar Dato' Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu called on all parties to take ownership to monitor the expenses and operations of their respective departments to avoid leakages.
"I view seriously the value of integrity. Whoever is entrusted with a position, whether appointed or elected, we must remind ourselves of the responsibilities placed on our shoulders.
"So, I would like to advise the department heads to constantly monitor and remind their staff on the importance of preserving the value of integrity at all times," he said when officiating the Perak State Level Integrity Seminar "Integrity Governance and Anti-Corruption" at the Casuarina Convention Center in Meru.
Also present were State Legal Adviser Azmir Shah Zainal Abidin, State Financial Officer Dato’ Zulazlan Abu Hassan, Director-General of National Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre, Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed and Deputy Director-General of Policy and Strategies, Prime Minister's Department Mohd Gunawan Che Ab Aziz.
At the same time, Dato' Seri Ahmad Faizal said the state government has established the State Anti-Corruption Committee in response to the Movement to Strengthen Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption in Malaysian Government Administration.
Subsequently, all departments and agencies have been instructed to develop an Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP).
According to him, the Taiping Municipal Council has emerged as the first local authority in Malaysia to successfully develop the OACP.
He added that the Perak State Development Corporation (PKNP) was the first Government-Linked Company (GLC) to establish the Integrity and Governance Unit and develop the OACP.
The Perak Level State Integrity Seminar "Integrity Governance and Anti-Corruption" involved 250 participants comprising state department heads and state GLCs.