Selangor Department of Environment (DOE) staff recently signed the corruption-free pledge initiated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Selangor DOE director Siti Zaleha Ibrahim and several employees recited the oath and signed the pledge at a ceremony in Wisma Sunwaymas, Shah Alam.
“Today’s ceremony symbolises Selangor DOE’s commitment to ensure the department is clean and free from corruption and abuse of power,” said Selangor MACC director Datuk Wan Ramli Wan Abdullah who witnessed the event.
He noted that the pledge was undertaken in their personal capacity and not by the organisation.
Wan Ramli said Selangor had the highest number of state agencies, state government-linked companies and local authorities that signed the corruption-free pledge.
“More than 70 agencies have signed so far. We are targeting to have all 12 local authorities as well as nine land and district offices in Selangor sign the pledge,” he said.
Siti Zaleha added that all 150 staff at Selangor DOE would sign the pledge including administrative and enforcement staff at its Shah Alam office, as well as the Gombak, Sepang, Sabak Bernam and Kajang branches.
“Our officers are often put in situations where there are potential elements for corruption as DOE is one of the agencies which gives project approvals and our enforcement officers are often in the field,” she said.