Sarawak com­mit­ted to in­tegrity, trans­parency

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KUCHING: Chief Min­is­ter Datuk Pat­inggi Abang Jo­hari Tun Openg has re­it­er­ated the Sarawak gov­ern­ment’s strong com­mit­ment to in­tegrity and trans­parency in the civil ser­vice.

Point­ing out that one of the first things he did upon be­com­ing chief min­is­ter was to take a pledge of in­tegrity to­gether with all state cab­i­net min­is­ters, he said cor­rup­tion, abuse of power and crony­ism will de­stroy not just the civil ser­vice but also the econ­omy.

“To strengthen our com­mit­ment to­wards en­sur­ing a clean gov­ern­ment, I have in­di­cated that we will be putting trained In­tegrity Of­fi­cers in min­istries

To strengthen our com­mit­ment to­wards en­sur­ing a clean gov­ern­ment, I have in­di­cated that we will be putting trained In­tegrity Of­fi­cers in min­istries and de­part­ments to en­sure that the de­liv­ery of ser­vices and projects is car­ried out in a trans­par­ent man­ner. Datuk Pat­inggi Abang Jo­hari Tun Openg, Chief Min­is­ter

and de­part­ments to en­sure that the de­liv­ery of ser­vices and projects is car­ried out in a trans­par­ent man­ner.

“We shall re­quire the as­sis­tance of MACC ( Malaysian Anti- Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion) to train our of­fi­cers, and the Sarawak di­rec­tor of MACC has shown will­ing­ness to help us to pro­duce In­tegrity Of­fi­cers,” he said.

Speak­ing when of­fi­ci­at­ing at the Sarawak Civil Ser­vice ( SCS) Ex­cel­lence Night 2018 at Bor­neo Con­ven­tion Cen­tre Kuching ( BCCK), here on Sun­day, he said the pres­ence of Cer­ti­fied In­tegrity Of­fi­cers (CeIOs) will put an end to lob­by­ing for gov­ern­ment projects, which some­times re­sults in de­lays or even fail­ures as the best peo­ple were not en­gaged to im­ple­ment the projects.

“With the ex­cep­tion of projects re­quir­ing spe­cial ex­per­tise, all gov­ern­ment projects will be im­ple­mented based on open ten­der.

“This is our com­mit­ment to­wards in­creas­ing the in­tegrity and trans­parency of our state gov­ern­ment, and I want all of our state civil ser­vants to be God-fear­ing peo­ple in the ser­vice of the peo­ple and all those who come to deal with us,” he said.

Mean­while, State Sec­re­tary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mo­hamad Mor­shidi Ab­dul Ghani in his ad­dress said Sarawak needs the best and most tal­ented peo­ple in or­der to achieve a world- class civil ser­vice and carry out gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tives.

“The gov­ern­ment ex­pects the most tal­ented and com­pe­tent of­fi­cers to carry out their jobs so that the peo­ple can ben­e­fit from the ex­cel­lent ser­vices pro­vided by them.

“To achieve this ob­jec­tive, the state civil ser­vice has em­barked on a hu­man re­source trans­for­ma­tion ( HRT) through tal­ent man­age­ment, whereby the tar­get is to em­ploy, train and de­velop the best re­cruits into the civil ser­vice ir­re­spec­tive of their back­ground,” he said.

Dur­ing the event, which was at­tended by about 2,000 civil ser­vants from across the state, Abang Jo­hari pre­sented awards for ex­cel­lence to civil ser­vants and agen­cies.

Among the agency win­ners were the State Hu­man Re­source Unit un­der the Chief Min­is­ter’s Of­fice, Sarawak Tim­ber In­dus­try De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (ST I DC ), Sarawak Land and Sur­vey Depart­ment, Na­tional Reg­is­tra­tion Depart­ment Sarawak, Sri Aman District Coun­cil and Matu District Of­fice.

The chief min­is­ter also launched four books on im­prov­ing the state civil ser­vice, namely Sarawak Good Reg­u­la­tory Prac­tices (GRP); Man­ag­ing Cul­ture Change in the Sarawak Civil Ser­vice: SCS 10-20 Ac­tion Plan; Sarawak Women in the Pub­lic Ser­vice; and Ser­vice Sarawak Counter.

Deputy Chief Min­is­ter Datuk Amar Dou­glas Ug­gah, Sarawak Fed­eral Sec­re­tary Datuk Man­sor Man, and Min­is­ter of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment and Hous­ing Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian were among those present at the cer­e­mony.

Se­nior of­fi­cers who re­ceived the ‘Pe­gawai Con­toh Perkhid­matan Negeri’ award in a photo call with Abang Jo­hari (cen­tre), who is flanked by Mo­hamad Mor­shidi (fifth right) and Man­sor.

Per­form­ers wel­come Abang Jo­hari (back, cen­tre) upon his ar­rival for the event.

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