UiTM Sabah de­ter­mined to stay cor­rup­tion-free

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KOTA KIN­A­BALU: New Univer­siti Te­knologi MARA (UiTM) Sabah Branch staff and stu­dents may be asked to take the cor­rup­tion-free pledge (IBR) in the fu­ture.

UiTM Sabah rec­tor As­so­ciate Prof Datuk Dr Ab­dul Kadir Rosline said the univer­sity was mulling the IBR “fea­ture” in or­der to sup­port the Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (SPRM) fight against cor­rup­tion na­tion­wide.

“Maybe this pledge tak­ing cer­e­mony will be made into a per­ma­nent fea­ture in the fu­ture. We will have all the newly joined staff do it so no one is left out,” Ab­dul Kadir told the press af­ter the 2017 UiTM Sabah Branch cor­rup­tion-free pledge cer­e­mony at its cam­pus here.

“Like­wise with stu­dents, ev­ery time a stu­dent joins, we will do a UiTM stu­dent pledge cer­e­mony,” he added.

Ab­dul Kadir said UiTM looked for­ward to strength­en­ing its ster­ling rep­u­ta­tion and an­ti­cor­rup­tion cul­ture amongst the univer­sity's work­force and stu­dents.

“In UiTM we are very proud of our records. We in­tend and are de­ter­mined to main­tain our cor­rup­tion-free rep­u­ta­tion to a higher level,” he said.

“By do­ing this, we are mak­ing our­selves stronger in terms of com­mit­ment,” added the UiTM Sabah rec­tor.

SPRM Sabah di­rec­tor Dato Sazali Sa­bil lauded the univer­sity's sup­port of the com­mis­sion's bid to rev­o­lu­tion­ize the Malaysian mind­set.

He stressed the peo­ple need to change their non-com­mit­ted at­ti­tude to a com­mit­ted one so they will have the guts to re­ject and re­port cor­rup­tion.

“Con­tin­u­ous sup­port in ef­forts to com­bat cor­rup­tion is not SPRM's alone. The war against cor­rup­tion is a joint ef­fort be­cause with­out co­op­er­a­tion from all agen­cies, civil ser­vants or com­mu­nity, SPRM can­not go far,” said Sazali.

“We hope civil ser­vants, es­pe­cially, will no longer be in­volved in cor­rup­tion by 2020 due to the pos­i­tive mind­set in­cul­cated by this rev­o­lu­tion,” he added.

UiTM Sabah Branch se­nior man­age­ment, fac­ulty heads and 150 staff, about 80% to 90% of the univer­sity's to­tal work­force, took the IBR pledge yes­ter­day.

Ab­dul Kadir (left) pre­sent­ing the signed cor­rup­tion-free pledge to Sazali.

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