Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Building a united front against corruption

More than 150 government-linked agencies (GLCs) and private corporations across Malaysia have signed the corporate integrity pledge as an assurance that their operations are free of corrupt practices, said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

MACC deputy chief commissioner (prevention) Datuk Sutinah Sutan said those who had signed the pledge included multinational corporations, GLCs, state government agencies, small and medium enterprises as well as several other private organisations.

“We are happy to see more companies coming forward and at the same time, would like to welcome others willing to seek help on practising good governance.

“The signing of the pledge is vital to ensure there is no fraud or graft in their procurement processes and other aspects,” she said after witnessing a signing ceremony between the State Agriculture Development Corporation (SADC) of Perak and MACC at the Perak state secretariat building.

In his speech, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir commended SADC for being the first government agency in Perak to sign the pledge and further hoped that more agencies will follow the lead of SADC.

“It is always better to address issues relating to bribery and misuse of power at the early stages.”


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