FT Ministry staff sign pledge in combating graft

(Front row, from third right) Shamshun, Loga Bala and Adnan with ministry and MACC staff after the corruption-free pledge signing ceremony.

THE Federal Territories Ministry has taken several measures to curb corruption and abuse of power among its staff.

Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Loga Bala Mohan said the ministry had ensured staff and its agencies update their declaration of assets.

“The ministry also has an internal job rotation system for officers who have served more than five years in one section, to minimise opportunities for abuse of power and corruption,” said Loga Bala, who represented minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor at the signing of the corruption-free pledge by its staff with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Adnan Md Ikhsan led 320 staff to recite the oath and sign the anti-graft pledge in Putrajaya.

Loga Bala said there were zero disciplinary cases in the Federal Territories Ministry from 2014 until now.

“The ministry’s Integrity and Governance Committee has periodic meetings to ensure issues with the public and stakeholders are resolved in the best way,” he said, while welcoming MACC to be part of the committee.

He added that agencies under the ministry, such as Kuala Lumpur City Hall and Putrajaya Corporation, had also signed the anti-graft pledge at their respective levels.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (prevention) Datuk Shamshun Baharin Mohd Jamil said it aimed to have all ministries and state governments sign the corruption-free pledge by the end of this year.

“So far, 18 out of 25 ministries, plus all state governments except Selangor, have signed the pledge,” he said.

He disclosed that the public service corruption ranking report was expected to be announced late next month.

“The ranking has been completed at the committee level, but it has yet to be presented to the MACC chief commissioner,” he elaborated.

It was earlier reported in the media that the public service corruption ranking report would see MACC ranking ministries and state agencies according to levels of corruption and abuse of power.

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