KUCHING, 15 DECEMBER, 2020 – Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) held its first Integrity and Anti-Corruption seminar and expressed their highest commitment to eradicate corruption through a Corruption-Free Pledge ceremony, held yesterday.


Photo caption: Dr. Zaidi bin Razak presenting the signed Corruption-Free Pledge, to YBrs. Tuan Mohd. Zaki bin Hassan witnessed by YBhg. Datu Dr. Sabariah binti Putit.


This stems from the Right Honourable Chief Minister of Sarawak’s reminder to the state civil service on the importance of integrity and personal ethics in carrying out their duties in serving the rakyat.


YBhg. Datu Dr. Sabariah binti Putit, Deputy State Secretary (Performance and Service Delivery Transformation) together with YBrs. Tuan Mohd. Zaki bin Hassan, Director of Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Sarawak were also present during the seminar accompanied by Dr. Zaidi bin Razak, General Manager of SMA.


‘Efforts to promote the values of transparency, integrity and good governance must be implemented consistently as well as not to allow any act of corruption in any form, whether directly or indirectly. Every employee must also ensure full compliance with the Code of Ethics in order to create a positive and conducive work culture environment’, said YBhg. Datu Dr. Sabariah in her closing speech.


Photo caption: SMA staff members during the Corruption-Free Pledge ceremony.


The full-day event began with briefings by enforcement officers of MACC Sarawak covering topics on Integrity, Types of Offences of Corruption in accordance to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Act 2009, Causes of Corruption and its Implications and Whistleblowers Protection Act 2010, and concluded with the signing and Corruption-Free Pledge ceremony led by Dr. Zaidi bin Razak, witnessed by YBhg. Datu Dr. Sabariah binti Putit and YBrs. Tuan Mohd. Zaki bin Hassan.


‘Today, as we take the Corruption-Free pledge, we commit ourselves to fight corruption and abuse of power within SMA’s management and operations’, assured Dr. Zaidi bin Razak.


‘This effort shows the seriousness of the SMA’s management in ensuring that the administration and operation of SMA are carried out more transparently, free from any corruption, abuse of power and misappropriation of resources’, Dr. Zaidi further said.


A total of 40 SMA staff members took part in the pledge.