KOTA KINABALU – Sabah is the first state which has completed the corruption-free oath and signing the Corruption Free Pledge (CFP) programme, an initiative which was introduced by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to check corruption and abuse among government agencies and government-linked companies (GLC).
Sabah MACC deputy director (Operations) Hasbilah Mohamad Salleh said 92 state government agencies including statutory bodies and GLC had expressed their commitment to be together with MACC to combat corruption and power abuse and simultaneously uphold integrity and accountability in carrying every duty and responsibility entrusted.
“This is a record for Sabah because we have completed the CFP programme (involving government agencies and GLC). This is a good signal in helping and making successful the effort of MACC to eradicate corruption. We will contact the state government to inform them of this matter.
“This commitment shows that MACC is not alone because we will become a very strong and big team to together curb and reduce corruption in Sabah at the same time,” he told reporters after a corruption-free oath taking and signing of the CFP with Sabah GLC here today.
Commenting further, Hasbilah said the time was ripe for every GLC in Sabah to create an integrity unit focusing on integrity management in every company to further strengthen the compliance aspect and code of ethics when carrying out their duties and trusts. – BERNAMA