I do realize the amount of confrontation among Ruling a multiethnic energetic nation, the Historical strong bureaucracy and the passionate Freedom of speech.. This leaves no room for any “lawful” deviation as required to make things happen and get them done..!!
I recall the same I had summarized to a Senior Dubai Official when we met in KL in 2007; asking e about my Malaysian experience.. In addition to how polite people and culture they are..
It is a great dilemma everywhere; how to control corruption which comes as a natural parricide with development and wealth..?
In the industrialized nations; it is about value civil servants and offer them with decent living standards.. In the developing one, it is more about traditional morals and patriotic-awake, in parallel to a strong prosecution system.. but in the underdeveloped ones, no one has a solution..!
Malaysia; alike some other 15 Nations Group; are swinging between resources and requirements in high urban stresses.. Upgrading legal system, Governing Financial Structures, and Control Sustainable Implementations is not an easy or swift task.. The photo above; on that controversial bridge; can tell what is meant or feared.. However, I'm afraid that these CIOs will add oil to the fire rather than extinguishing it..!!
Thanks to Mohd Fudzail for the info..
KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will begin training “spies... See more” in the public sector and government-linked companies (GLCs) by month-end, through its pilot Certified Integrity Officer Programme (CIOP).
The six-month course, which has received Cabinet approval, will train and certify some 20 senior executives in various public sector institutions and GLCs, said MACC deputy commissioner Datuk Samarajoo Manikam today.
“They (the Certified Integrity Officers) will gather evidence... of the crime... and refer it to MACC and the police,” Samarajoo told reporters.
When pointed out that the CIOs seemed to operate as the agency’s spies, Samarajoo said, “Don’t use the word ‘spies’...people will be scared.”
The programme, costing the MACC some RM80,000, includes training modules from the Securities Commission (SC), Bank Negara, Integrity Institute of Malaysia (IIM), the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG) and the Malaysian Companies Commission (SSM).
Samarajoo, also the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA) director in charge of the certification programme, said: “They (CIOs) cannot condone any immoral activities.”
“Having a CIO is effective in increasing integrity levels,” MACC chief commissioner Abu Kassim Mohamed told reporters today after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with public trustees Amanah Raya Berhad.
Abu Kassim also said that all government department heads will set up corruption management committees that are to meet at least once in three months to discuss graft and integrity issues.
The image of MACC has been dented severely since Selangor political aide Teoh Beng Hock died last July 16 after overnight questioning at the commission’s Selangor headquarters.
The commission also has been criticised for its lacklustre efforts at combating graft when it only arrested 76 civil servants out of 144 people for graft in the first quarter this year, or 52.7 per cent, and only 500 people last year.