KDN launches book on anti-corruption
PUTRAJAYA,. The Home Ministry (KDN) yesterday launched Buku Pelan Anti-Rasuah KDN 2020 – 2024, which has 33 initiatives covering four key areas namely ministry governance, public sector administration, ministry procurement and law enforcement.
The book was launched online by Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin to prevent corrupt practices, abuse of power and malpractice in the ministry.
According to the book, every initiative outlined should be implemented within four years by all divisions and agencies under the ministry.
Hamzah said the book, released in collaboration with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), was specifically to ensure that every enforcement member under the ministry had a high level of integrity and credibility.
“The issue of corruption should be emphasised by all parties, especially the frontliners, because there is room for corruption in every deed. Enforcement alone is not enough and everyone must work sincerely,” he said in a special online interview in conjunction with the book launch on the KDN Facebook page.
He said the cooperation of all parties, especially from those at the highest leadership level, was needed to ensure that corrupt practices in the country could be eradicated.
“We can prepare a plan (on anti-corruption) but it all depends on self-compliance and all parties need to work together to avoid corrupt practices,” he said.
Hamzah also praised the MACC for always being committed to carrying out its task to combat corruption in the country.
At the ceremony, Hamzah also handed over copies of the book to his secretary-general Datuk Wan Ahmad Dahlan Abdul Aziz, National Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) director-general Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed and MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki.