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Malaysia’s KKMM pledges anti-corruption

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Bernama has reported that the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) has yesterday signed the Anti-Corruption Pledge (IBR) to strengthen integrity and transparency of its staff at the ministry, department and agency levels.

Datuk Seri Dr Sharifah Zarah Syed Ahmad, secretary-general, KKMM, led the declaration of the pledge before signing it, witnessed by  Datuk Abdul Samat Kasah, director of the Community Education Division in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Additionally, the ministry’s deputy secretary-general (policy) Datuk Mohid Mohamed, along with heads of departments and agencies under the ministry, were also present.

Speaking to reporters, Dr Sharifah said: “I hope KKMM staff will enhance their integrity and not be involved in corrupt practices when carrying out their duties. Everyone has a role to play in combating corruption.”

At the event, she also joined the MACC Anti-Corruption Revolution Movement (Gerah) which is an effort to combat corruption at all levels and in all sectors.

In fact, she is the first ministry secretary-general to join Gerah which currently has a membership of more than 20,000 country-wide. According to Dr Sharifah, Gerah is the latest initiative by MACC to encourage the public to work with it to combat corruption in the country.

“KKMM staff will be part of Gerah,” she said, urging the staff to join the movement.

Additionally, she praised the MACC’s efforts in using a casual and friendly approach to draw the public to join it in the fight against corruption.

“The MACC is now approaching the public through creative means such as films and poetry, to instill integrity in the fight against corruption and abuse of power,” she commented.

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