‘Clean report card for Sarawak civil service’ shows

MIRI: There has been no report of corruption in the states civil service throughout the first quarter of this year, which bodes well with its effort to maintain last years clean record.

State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohd Morshidi Ghani said among the factors contributing to this was the governments transformation programmes.

So far, our efforts of building integrity in service through our transformation programmes have been bearing results. People are cautious of the consequences (from corruption) and more are not willing to do that kind of thing. The impact is that less and less reports (of corruption) has been received, he told reporters here yesterday.

Earlier, he officiated at the closing of the Integrity Development Programme for individuals and organisations in the states civil service for Residentss and District offices in Sarawak.

Morshidi was accompanied Miri Resident Antonio Kahti Galis and Malaysian Institute of Integritys director (public sector) Mohammad Diah Wahari at the press conference.

On the states financial performance, Morshidi projected that Sarawak would continue maintaining a clean bill, adding that high integrity coupled with self-internal auditing would help check irregularities and incidence of non-compliance.

We have our own internal audit, meaning that we check prior to the Auditor-General (A-G) for them to make recommendation to the state-level compliance committee.

Last year, only four or five agencies were in the list of non-compliance. That has been addressed and no longer a big issue. In last years A-G Report, there was no case of abuse of power or corruption although there were few on non-compliance ones such as failure to comply with procedures of maintenance or reporting, he added.