KUALA TERENGGANU: A total of 24 members of the Terengganu State Assembly yesterday took their pledge and signed the Corruption-Free Pledge (Ikrar Bebas Rasuah – IBR) to show their commitment in fighting corruption in the state.
The event was held at Wisma Darul Iman here and witnessed by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull.
Menteri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar, who is Rhu Rendang Assemblyman, when met by reporters after the event, said the state government viewed seriously issues on corruption.
“In a government, when there is leakage, no integrity and corruption exists, it will result in the loss of government funds and will affect the country’s budget…it is hoped that during our term of government, the state will remain clean, with no issues on integrity and corruption,’ he added.
Meanwhile, Mohd Shukri said Terengganu was the second state, after Melaka, to sign the IBR after the 14th general election.
“There is no force. It is an initiative by the government leadership in the state to ensure clean administration and integrity,” he said, adding that MACC lauded the move by the Terengganu government to extend the pledge to state-owned companies and local government authorities in the state. — Bernama