Fire dept sacked 183 staff members since 2013 for drug abuse, corruption, absenteeism

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 8 Nov 2018

KANGAR (Bernama): A total of 183 officers and personnel of the Fire and Rescue Department Malaysia (JBPM) have been sacked since 2013 for offences such as drug abuse, corruption, absenteeism and other court cases.

Its integrity unit head Norizan Sulaiman said those who were sacked were convicted for those integrity-related offences.

Of the total, 41 were dismissed in 2013 while in 2014 (33 people); 2015 (32); 2016 (44) and 2017 (21), he said. 12 people were sacked this year.

“JBPM, in its efforts to provide the best services to the people, views issues that affect integrity and credibility seriously,” he told reporters when met at the North Zone Integrity Empowerment Talk here today (Nov 8).

The programme was held in collaboration with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Malaysian Institute of Integrity (IIM), as well as the police; the Malaysian Armed Forces; Immigration Department, Customs Department, Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM) and Border Security Agency (AKSEM).

Earlier, director-general Mohammad Hamdan Wahid, in his officiating speech, said the effort to uphold integrity was a proactive step in strengthening the integrity of JBPM members. The text of his speech, which was read out by JBPM Penang director Saadon Mokhtar.

Hamdan said a high level of integrity should be ingrained in every civil servant to ensure that the quality of service delivery would always be outstanding.

“This effort will only succeed if everyone puts the organisation's interest first, above personal gain.

"In this context integrity is the core value,” he added. - Bernama