Aiming for zero corruption

Rozali (white red tie) and council staff at the launch of the MBSP Anti-Corruption Action Plan.

SEBERANG Prai City Council (MBSP) aims to be a local authority which shows integrity and transparency through eight initiatives.

Council mayor Datuk Rozali Mohamud said the end target was zero corruption.

“The desired or reserve prices for all projects tendered will no longer be kept secret as one of the initiatives,” he stressed.

He said the move was taken to promote integrity among council staff members and Seberang Prai residents.

Rozali was speaking to reporters after launching the MBSP Anti-Corruption Action Plan in conjunction with the Integrity Month celebration by the city council in Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam, recently.

Also present were council acting secretary Baderul Amin Abdul Hamid along with several councillors and heads of departments.

Rozali said under the MBSP Anti-Corruption Plan 2021-2025, every year would see an anti- corruption action plan to resolve issues faced along the way.

“As we will no longer be keeping the reserve prices secret, all parties who want to bid for tenders under MBSP can access all information.

“This will prevent corrupt practices including the ‘sale’ of tender information,” he added. The council will pay serious attention to ethical management among MBSP employees at every level to enhance integrity and fight corruption, abuse of power, malpractices and breach of trust.

As an outcome of these efforts, the council received only four cases last year and three cases this year involving corruption and misconduct.

The MBSP Integrity Month celebration saw council personnel renewing their pledges to remain highly committed and responsible in carrying out their duties.

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