PUTRAJAYA: In order to stabilise the credibility and integrity of the administration, the government will strengthen the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) mechanism for administrative personnel to declare property including Member of Parliament and Member of the National Assembly.
Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the amendment of the existing Code of Ethics for Administrative Personnel and Member of Parliament will be implemented.
“A new Code of Ethics will be introduced for the Member of Parliament under 347 Act with the consideration to retain the principle of separation of executive and legislative body.
“The meeting had also agreed for Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Government Linked Company (GLC) and Government Linked Investment Company (GLIC) including the Judiciary to declare property to the MACC.
“The details of the new code of ethics will be presented again by MACC in the next Special Committee for Anti-Corruption (JKKMAR) meeting,” Ismail said.
Ismail said that after chairing the JKKMAR meeting Series 16 Number 2, 2022 here today (19th Sept. Monday).
Ismail said JKKMAR has also decided, in the effort to increase the delivery services, the local authorities should strengthen the element of integrity, giving opportunity for mobility and experience aspect, accountability and credibility to avoid the risk of corruption, abuse of power and the existence of “Little Napoleons” in the field and in the limited job cycle level.
“The meeting has agreed that a Committee for the Transfer of Local Authority Officers to be formed under the power of State Government Council Meeting (MMKN) that will implement the transfer of local authority officer to another local authority.
Referring to the status of the enactment of the bill (RUU) of political contribution, Ismail said, the RUU will be monitored by a free entity known as the Political Contribution Monitoring Controller at the Federal and State levels.
“Opinions from stakeholders including political parties on the details of the RUU will be considered before it is presented for the first reading during the Third Meeting, Fifth Term of the 14th Parliament for the next Dewan Rakyat session,” Ismail said.
The Prime Minister also mentioned that the meeting will implement the re-evaluation of the direction of Malaysian Integrity Institute (IIM) with the provision of permanent annual grant via GIACC for three years 2023-2025 aimed at implementing stability and strengthening integrity in Malaysia. –Malaysia World News