A corrupt society is doomed to fail, cautions Abang Jo

Ministry of Urban Development and Natural Resources Permanent Secretary Dr Wan Liz Ozman Wan Omar (third from right) leading the integrity oath.

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KUCHING, July 4: A society that lacks integrity breeds corruption, and is doomed to fail, cautioned Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg today.

The chief minister thus advised civil servants to carry out their duties with integrity because a person with integrity is also a law-abiding citizen.

“Integrity is a quality of excellence that is manifested in an integral manner in individuals and organisations.

“Once you have integrity, you can sleep well. The opposite of integrity is corruption. When you don’t have integrity and sense of accountability, it means you are corrupt,” Abang Johari said at the launch of the ‘Integrity and Innovation Week’ of the Ministry of Urban Development and Natural Resources here.

He added that good governance meant the adoption of core values such as honesty, trustworthiness, wisdom, fairness, transparency and gratitude.

“An organisation or institution or even a country can either prosper and achieve fame or be reduced to bankruptcy and dishonour. If there is integrity, then the country, state and the people will be safe.” — DayakDaily