KUALA LUMPUR – The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) hopes to expand its Malaysian Integrity Profile (MIP) to promote ethical practices while dealing with various stakeholders.
Its chief executive officer, Datuk CM Vignaesvaran Jeyandran, said the MIP profiling process would help the government agencies and private entities to understand a workforce inclination towards corruption and malpractice.
“Training and talks alone won’t change one’s attitude, this is when profiling on the individual comes in, to determine the right set of training on integrity practices,” he told the media during a press conference after the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between HRDF and Malaysian Institute of Integrity (INTEGRITI).
“Currently, there are 16 companies that have incorporated the MIP system in their organisations, including the Customs Department and several banks,” he said.
The MoU signed was a pledge by HRDF and INTEGRITI to reaffirm its commitment to integrity practices in the work place and beyond.
Meanwhile, INTEGRITI chief executive officer Datuk Dr Anis Yusal Yusoff said both HRDF and INTEGRITI hoped to make the MIP a mandatory practice in the workplace.
“We want to expand it not just to GLCs, agencies and companies registered under HRDF but to the rest of the private companies out there,” he said.
The signing ceremony was graced by Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Dr Richard Riot Jaem and was also attended by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan.
In his speech, Richard Riot said the MoU signed today proves HRDF’s commitment to eliminate corruption in line with the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“A service based on the practices and principles of a clean, efficient and trustworthy organisation are among the three most important qualities required for fair and prudent practices,” he added. – BERNAMA