Sabah is first state to have MACC officers in CM's dept

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 02 Jan 2020

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has become the first state in Malaysia to have two senior anti-graft officers placed in the Chief Minister’s Department.

The two Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officials – Mohd Fuad Bee Basrah Bee and Maysara @ Nur Faridah Mohamad – started their duties at the Chief Minister’s office and the State Integrity Unit in the State Secretary’s office respectively on Jan 2.

They will be placed there for a period of three years.

State Secretary Datuk Safar Untong said the purpose of these placements was to improve the integrity and performance of civil servants.

He said the decision to have to MACC officials in the Chief Minister’s Department was made during cabinet meetings.

Sabah MACC Director Karunanithy Y Subbiah said the move was to help the state government boost integrity and work performance.

“After three years, we will see how these two officials’ performances are.

"It will be up to the state government to decide on whether to continue the contract or not, ” he said.

Meanwhile, Mohd Fuad said their role was to promote the best management and the highest level of integrity.

“We will focus on prevention efforts and other related programmes during our tenure here, ” he said.

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