KUCHING: Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Sarawak Community Education Unit head Chang Ching has been promoted to MACC Sarawak deputy director (prevention).
He takes over from Zulhairy Zaidel, who has joined the Integrity and Ombudsman Unit of the Chief Minister’s Department as senior assistant commissioner.
Zulhairy handed over duties to Chang at the MACC Sarawak office here yesterday in the presence of MACC Sarawak director Razim Mohd Noor and other officers.
Razim said Zulhairy reported for duty with the Integrity and Ombudsman Unit on Feb 11 while Chang Ching began his new duties on Feb 18 upon receiving his official promotion letter.
“I congratulate both officers. I hope they will be successful in their undertakings and always give the best service, especially to the people of Sarawak.
“Zulhairy had carried out his duty with excellence until the Sarawak government was keen to engage him to serve in the Chief Minister’s Department, while Chang Ching before this had performed excellently as head of the Community Education Unit for Sarawak,” he said.
Razim clarified that Zulhairy is still with MACC, but placed with the unit in a post meant only for an MACC officer.
“He will guide the Sarawak integrity officers, aligned with the MACC struggles, which include to nurture the integrity culture among the civil servants. Zulhairy has been placed there to help improve the integrity of the civil servants in Sarawak,” he said.
Zulhairy currently has 10 certified integrity officers (CIOs) under him with 44 others undergoing the CIO course.
Razim said CIOs in Sarawak will report to Zulhairy, and Zulhairy will report to the Integrity Management Division of the MACC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur to ensure alignment with the directives of the prime minister.
He further explained any integrity related activities or those related to disciplinary issues involving Sarawak civils servants would be reported to the Sarawak State Secretary but complaints regarding corruption in Sarawak government departments would be passed on to MACC.