‘Num­ber of in­tegrity cases in­volv­ing JPJ staff min­i­mal’

The Borneo Post - - HOME - By Irene C re­porters@the­bor­neo­post.com

Though the num­ber is min­i­mal, we can­not be care­less (leka). We need to al­ways re­mind them.

KUCHING: The num­ber of in­tegrity cases against Road Trans­port Depart­ment (JPJ) staff is small com­pared to the num­ber of staff the depart­ment has.

In re­veal­ing that there were 64 such cases brought against JPJ staff thus far this year in the whole coun­try, JPJ Deputy Di­rec­tor­Gen­eral ( Man­age­ment) Datuk Wan Ah­mad Uzir Wan Su­laiman re­garded the num­ber of cases as min­i­mal com­pared to the to­tal num­ber of JPJ staff of 8,000.

“Though the num­ber is min­i­mal, we can­not be care­less ( leka). We need to al­ways re­mind them,” he said at a press con­fer­ence af­ter mak­ing the In­tegrity Pledge at JPJ Sarawak head­quar­ters at Mile 13 yes­ter­day.

Asked about ac­tion against the of­fend­ers, he said it de­pended on the sever­ity of the cases, some might be sus­pended, de­moted and even fired.

For the state, he said 12 cases had been recorded so far this year, in­clud­ing two drug cases.

For the drug cases, he said the of­fend­ers were given the chance to get clean be­fore they were fired.

JPJ Sarawak has a to­tal staff strength of 567 in 11 branches.

Ear­lier, Wan Uzir said the In­tegrity Pledge is in line with the

Datuk Wan Ah­mad Uzir Wan Su­laiman, JPJ Deputy Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral (Man­age­ment)

govern­ment’s wish to strengthen in­tegrity among the depart­ment’s staff.

The depart­ment’s In­tegrity Sec­tion was formed in 2013 while the Cor­rup­tion Risk Man­age­ment tool was es­tab­lished in 2016 as a man­age­ment con­trol sys­tem against cor­rup­tion.

The depart­ment’s strate­gic 20162020 plan sets a trans­for­ma­tion of its staff to­wards strength­en­ing the depart­ment’s ser­vice de­liv­ery which is trans­par­ent and with in­tegrity.

The depart­ment is also mov­ing to­wards tech­nol­ogy to cre­ate more on­line trans­ac­tions to make it more trans­par­ent and re­duce the risk of cor­rup­tion.

It was se­lected as one of the pioneering agen­cies to im­ple­ment ISO 37001: 2016- An­tiBribery Man­age­ment Sys­tem. The sys­tem is an in­ter­na­tional stan­dard cre­ated to help the or­gan­i­sa­tion im­ple­ment an an­tibribery man­age­ment sys­tem us­ing preven­tion, de­tec­tion and man­ag­ing steps.

The pledge was signed by Malaysia Anti- Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) state deputy di­rec­tor Zul­hairy Zaidel, JPJ state di­rec­tor Mohd Shafiq Anas Abdullah and all JPJ Sarawak branch chiefs.

“At the same time, those in­ter­act­ing with JPJ es­pe­cially the pub­lic are wel­come to re­port any wrong­do­ings or abuse of power by any JPJ of­fi­cer to the depart­ment. With the close co­op­er­a­tion with the MACC, the in­for­mants are pro­tected un­der the Whis­tle Blower Pro­tec­tion Act 2010. Through this act, the in­for­mant’s iden­tity is pro­tected in terms of per­sonal in­for­ma­tion, threats and civil ac­tion against them.”

Wan Uzir (seated) sign­ing the vis­i­tors’ book at the JPJ Sarawak head­quar­ters. Also seen are Mohd Shafiq (left) and Zul­hairy.

Sar­i­fur­rizal (left) and his mem­bers are ex­pected to make an im­pact dur­ing the fes­ti­val.

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