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KUCHING, Nov 5: Sarawak has produced 94 Certified Integrity Officers (CeIO) who will act as catalysts in creating a culture of integrity and tackling corruption.
Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip said that preventing corruption and enforcing good administration in the state civil service will continue to be carried out through Corruption Risk Management (CRM), Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) and Organisation Anti-Corruption Plans.
So far, 26 state government agencies have prepared Corruption Risk Management Plans, he said, in reply to a question raised by Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau on the instrument used by the Sarawak government to curb corruption since the unit was established during the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting today.
Talip told the august House that corruption is a social phenomenon, and as economics and politics are very complex, no single data source or tool will offer a definitive measurement.
He noted that 180 countries including Malaysia used the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) as an instrument to measure perception regarding corruption.
“Malaysia showed an improvement from a position of 61 in 2018 as compared to 62 in 2017,” he revealed.
Talip said the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission conducted research on the effectiveness of anti-corruption perception in 2018 and the result showed that 70.8 per cent of the people in Malaysia are confident that the initiative taken can reduce corrupt acts.
“This is a good, positive sign in our effectiveness to prevent corruption that has been carried out in Malaysia including Sarawak,” he said. — DayakDaily