Published: Monday January 14, 2013 MYT 5:45:00 PM
MACC to monitor companies which signed corporate integrity pledge
KUANTAN: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will monitor the first 10 of 162 corporate companies which signed the corporate integrity pledge with the commission last year.
Its deputy chief commissioner (Prevention), Datuk Sutinah Sutan said this was to ensure that these companies adhered to the pledge that they had signed.
It is understood that the 10 companies had signed the pledge one year ago and monitoring for the rest will follow accordingly.
"A monitoring team has been formed in our effort to ensure that they practice and uphold the corruption-prevention principles in their organisations.
"The MAAC-led team also comprises representatives from the National Audit Department and Transparency International and they will begin monitoring from this month," she said after officiating at the integrity pledge-taking by staff of the Pahang State Development Corporation (PKNP), here, Monday. Also present were Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob, PKNP chief executive officer Datuk Lias Mohd Noor and Pahang MACC director Moh Shamsudin Yusof.
Sutinah said the MACC would also this year enhance cooperation with corporate companies and government agencies to strengthen their corruption control system.
"In this context, we will study whether the system or the procedure in the respective organisations needs to be changed to ensure there's no room for corruption."
She said the MACC would also set up an anti-corruption secretariat at the teacher training institutes throughout the country to give exposure to teachers on corruption prevention.
"Teachers will act as key communicators in educating students on the evil of corruption as their students are close to them and will always trust and listen to their advice," she added. - Bernama