Selangor Journal

KPS personnel sign Corruption-Free Pledge as organisation fights graft, abuse of power

SHAH ALAM, June 16 — State-owned corporation Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad (KPS) aims to combat corruption among its ranks by having 70 of its personnel sign a Corruption-Free Pledge.

Under the auspices of its Integrity and Governance Department as well as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Selangor, the signing of the pledge was held at the Shah Alam Convention Center on Tuesday (June 14) from 8am to 1pm.

In a statement, KPS said doing so will preserve the integrity and prove the organisation’s authority, in addition to curbing the crime of corruption and abuse of power within Selangor state government agencies.

The pledge is an initiative by MACC as an emphasis to the organisation’s leadership and personnel by ensuring that each signatory carries out their duties with integrity and responsibility while steering clear of corruption in the course thereof.

Among its points include placing responsibility on KPS staff and its subsidiaries, to serve as a warning and reminder to staff to stay away from corruption, to ensure the organisation’s leadership to its personnel, stakeholders and customers; an expression of the staff’s commitment in the fight against corruption, to serve as evidence that KPS has taken the necessary steps to prevent corruption crimes, and to provide full cooperation to MACC in preventing any criminal acts of corruption and abuse of power.

The signing of the pledge also saw integrity-strengthening briefings titled ‘Awareness of SPRM Act‘ and ‘Section 17(A) of the MACC Act 2018‘ by MACC Selangor’s Inspection and Consultation Unit head Azuan Adzhar.

The two briefings served to provide exposure to KPS personnel on corruption and abuse of power, as well as on corporate liability which came into force in June 2020.

The event was graced by KPS managing director cum chief executive officer Ahmad Fariz Hassan, and was witnessed by MACC Selangor director Datuk Alias Salim and KPS chairman Datuk Haris Kasim.

In his speech, Ahmad Fariz said KPS is an organisation that conducts its business activities based on five main values, namely pride, respect, integrity, discipline and the extra mile.

“These five values are the organisation’s early steps to ensure its personnel continue to conduct their duties with trust and integrity.

“KPS’ commitment will make it stronger and whole through this effort to sign and live by the pledge. With this, we hope it will be a strong bulwark to prevent our staff from falling into corruption, which can affect the company’s reputation and even weaken family institutions, society and damage national harmony,” he said.

Ahmad Fariz added that he hopes the strategic cooperation between KPS and MACC can further be strengthened in the future through awareness and training programmes, to ensure the well-being of the people, the economy and the nation.

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