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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Navy pledges to steer clear of graft

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Navy has signed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Corruption Free Pledge.

RMN chief Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin said signing the pledge had many advantages.

“For one, we can cut Navy procurement costs. Everything will be done in a more open and transparent manner,” he said after launching the Navy Innovation Day here yesterday.

He said the Navy could optimise its use of the budget allocation minus leakages and corruption.

“I am happy and satisfied with this move. Indirectly, it will change the procurement management culture and instil integrity among our personnel in any affair they are involved with,” he said.

Meanwhile, on an unrelated matter, he launched the RMN app which the navy has been actively pursuing over the past year.

“These days we must embrace technology and connect with the community effectively.

“Youths especially have handphones and tablets and wherever they go, you can see them hooked on these devices,” he said, adding that he believes the Navy could engage the public better with technological assistance.

He said last year they launched the K3M app, which helped to encourage the maritime community to report to the Navy in efficient ways.

“The latest app was developed in-house by a group of officers and it is being offered for free on Playstore and Appstore,” he said.

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