300 civil servants attend forum on integrity

Mohammad Hamdan (front row, seventh from right) posing for a group photo with participants at the forum.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Nov 2: Some 300 participants from various government enforcement agencies in Sabah, Labuan and Sarawak attended the the Intellectual Integrity Enhancement Borneo Zone 2018 forum on Thursday as part of efforts to nurture higher standards of integrity among civil servants.

The event was organised by Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Malaysia in collaboration with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and Malaysian Institute of Integrity.

About 55 government enforcement agencies were represented at the forum which was held at Eastwood Valley Golf and Country Club.

Also present was Bomba Malaysia’s director-general Mohammad Hamdan Wahid, Bomba Sarawak director Khirudin Drahman, and Miri Bomba chief, Supt Law Poh Kiong.

Yesterday marked the second time the forum was held this year, with the first taking place in Labuan in March.

Mohammad Hamdan in his welcoming speech stressed on the importance of applying integrity in their working processes in order to avoid any misconduct or corruption amongst civil servants.

“We are deeply engaged in the fight against corruption,” he said.

Later during a press conference, Mohammad Hamdan was asked on the latest development in Bomba’s internal probe into an incident on Oct 3 which saw six firefighters perishing in a disused mining pond in Puchong, Selangor during a search and rescue mission to locate a missing teen.

“Our (Bomba) internal investigations is 75 per cent completed,” he said.

Meanwhile, for the independent investigation body involved, their probe into the incident is expected to be completed before end of this year, Mohammad Hamdan revealed.

He also disclosed that the firefighters’ next-of-kin have also received compensation from Bomba on Oct 24. — DayakDaily