SARAWAK COMMITTED TO INTEGRITY FIRST
The Sarawak Government is deeply committed to integrity at all levels of society in Sarawak.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg described integrity as a
practice demanded by all religions.
He said this in his remarks during the 2019 Prime Integrity Ceremony in Kuching.
He further said, the launch of certified integrity officers which will implemented today will train
a total of 40 Sarawak civil servants including the statutory bodies.
In the meantime, he disclosed, Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission MACC officers will be
placed at the integrity and ombudsman unit to assist in cultivating the integrity of improving
accountability, transparency and governance in the administration including statutory bodies
INTEGRITY PRACTICES TO BE SPREAD UP TO GRASSROOTS LEVEL
Speaking at the same event, Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Integrity and
Ombudsman), Datuk Talib Zulpilip said, the Integrity and Ombudsman Unit would not give
up in spreading integrity values up to the grassroots level.
According to him, integrity is a matter of morality, which is the identity that proves the
firmness and reliability of the values inherent in each individual.
Meanwhile, since the establishment of the State Integrity Unit and the State Ombudsman on
February 1st 2018, 49 programs have been successfully implemented.
Among the programs that have been held are the Community Joint Leadership Program
aimed at promoting the community, especially to the grassroots leaders, community leaders
and the general public on integrity, corruption and abuse of power.
He further said, integrity programs at higher learning institutions have also been
implemented where new generations need to be exposed to integrity values.
ATM ALL SET TO INCREASE SAFETY CONTROL IN SARAWAK
The Malaysian Armed Forces ATM is ready to tighten security controls in Sarawak especially
on human trafficking issues.
Its Chief, General Tan Sri Zulkifli Zainal Abidin said, his side is ready to assist if the Royal
Malaysian Police PDRM and the Home Ministry sought assistance.
He added, the situation in Sarawak is currently regulated due to security controls held at
He said this when met after paying a courtesy call on Sarawak’s Yang Dipertua, Tun Pehin
Sri Haji Taib Mahmud in Kuching.
In the meantime, he explained that his courtesy call to Tun Pehin Sri Haji Taib Mahmud did
not involve any issues, but to strengthen relations between Sarawak and ATM.