KUCHING: Civil servants should uphold the highest standards of integrity in carrying out their responsibilities to contribute to an effective and efficient delivery system as well as to improve productivity.
Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Promotion of Technical Education) Datu Len Talif Salleh, who is also Environment Assistant Minister, pointed out yesterday that integrity is very important in gaining solid trust from the people on government agencies and departments.
“Officers should also always uphold the core values of trustworthiness, responsibility, fairness, respect, consideration, politeness and intelligent planning in carrying out their duties,” said Len Talif at the launching of Pusaka Integrity and Innovation Day 2013 at Wisma Sumber Alam in Petra Jaya here.
He was attending the event on behalf of Second Minister of Resource Planning and Environment Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, who is also Public Utilities Minister and also Industrial Development Minister.
Len Talif emphasised that it is very important for the government to gain the trust and confidence of the people through the performance of public servants and their delivery system.
“Efforts to strengthen the culture of integrity and innovation as a catalyst for service excellence should apply to all public servants in order to enhance delivery and to achieve our mission to be a developed and high income nation by 2020,” he said.
“Pusaka’s initiative in organising Integrity and Innovation Day 2013 should be lauded as a sign of support which is in line with government’s efforts towards shaping civil servants with highest integrity and work ethic as well as innovativeness,” he added.
With Pusaka’s leadership and commitment of its members, Len Talif believes that the culture of integrity and innovation practised within will enhance the service delivery to the public, in line with its vision of ‘Leading Timber Industry Development’.
“The purpose of today’s celebration is to show appreciation and recognition of the efforts of civil servants in continuously equipping themselves with skills, knowledge as well as upholding high personal qualities,” he said.
“The Pusaka Exemplary Officer Award 2013 presented today is to encourage members to continue to improve performance while at the same time foster higher value of integrity,” he added.
Len Talif also commended Pusaka for its active involvement in various initiatives which reflected the determination of its management and employees in embracing innovation in everyday tasks and always thinking of new ideas to improve their work.
Also present were Assistant Rural Development Minister (Investment and Promotion) Datuk Julaihi Narawi, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Bumiputera Entrepreneur Development) Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais who is also Assistant Resource Planning Minister, permanent secretary of Resource Planning and Environment Ministry Datu Sudarsono Osman and Pusaka deputy general manager Hashim Bojet.