Saturday, August 13

Sarawak CM’s department lead the way in drawing up anti-corruption plan, DUN told

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An aerial view of the Sarawak State Assembly building. File Photo

KUCHING: The Sarawak Chief Minister’s Department has become the pioneer in the preparation of the Organisation of Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP).

Minister in the Department of Chief Minister (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip told the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) today that the OACP draft was now in the process of fine tuning by the Malaysian Integrity Institute.

“As such, the State Integrity and Ombudsman Unit (UNION) will train qualified integrity officers (CeIOs) to be facilitators to the ministries, departments and administration of the Division for the preparation of their respective OACPs,” he said in his winding up speech.

According to Talib, based on the second strategy of the National Anti-Corruption Plan, that is Strengthening Public Service Delivery Efficiency, all public sector agencies are required to provide OACP by June 2020.

“The OACP is an anti-corruption policy document at the organizational level, aim to address the concerns and weaknesses of governance, integrity and anti-corruption within the organization,” he explained.

He said, in an effort to provide the best service to the people of Sarawak, the government would continue to ensure that the best principles of governance would be implemented, which are transparency, accountability and integrity in all matters.

He said the Sarawak government had decided that all agencies are to provide a Corruption Risk Management Plan (CRM), OACP and Anti-Corruption Management System (ABMS).

On CRM, he said it was a management tool for proactively addressing corruption.

He said it would help the department’s management to identify potential problems and take appropriate action to control and curb the possibility of corruption.

“So far, 26 out of 48 state agencies have developed their own CRMs and the rest will be completed by the end of this year,” he added.