PDC INTEGRITY UNIT
LAST UPDATED MONDAY, 17 FEBRUARY 2020
The Government has been implementing the Anti-Corruption Programmes since 2004 through the implementation of the National Integrity Plan followed by the Government Transformation Plan and to date with the National Anti-Corruption Plan from 2019 to 2023. Based on the Service Circular No. 6 of 2013, the Government has decided that Integrity Unit should be established in all government departments as a focal point in managing the integrity issues in all public agencies. Initially, PDC has placed all integrity and anti-corruption programme under the Corporate Communications Division.
On December 10, 2018, YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed, the Prime Minister has released the Adequate Procedure Guidelines under subsection (5) of section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (Amendment 2018). The objective of these guidelines is to assist the commercial organizations to understand of how to implement adequate procedures to prevent corruption in their business activities. In 2019, an Integrity Unit Management guideline is issued aimed at clarifying the mechanism of implementation of the Integrity Unit and the responsibilities of the parties involved to ensure compliance with the Service Circular No. 6 Year 2013 (PP 6 Year 2013) while increasing the effectiveness of Integrity Unit implementation in each ministry, department and public agencies, whether at the Federal or State level. Further, some of the Prime Minister's Services Circulars and Directions were also issued from time to time.
To realize the vision and mission of the YAB Prime Minister to mediate corruption and make Malaysia a country of integrity, PDC has established an Integrity Unit effective May 13, 2019. Based on the Service Circular No. 6 of 2013, the Integrity Unit is responsible for implementing five (5) core functions as follows:-
To ensure best governance is implemented;
2. Strengthening Integrity
To inculcate, institutionalize and cultivate integrity in the organization;
3. Detection and Verification
- To Detect and verify complaints of misconduct and infringement conduct
and to ensure that appropriate follow-up actions are taken; and
- Report criminal behavior to responsible enforcement agencies
4. Complaint Management
To receive and manage all complaints of misconduct in the organization;
To ensure the compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
PROGRAMMES OF INTEGRITY UNIT
All government departments including PDCs have been required to implement integrity and anti-corruption programs including: -
Corruption Risk Management-CRM for PDCs and its subsidiaries companies;
ISO 37001 Anti Bribery Systems for PDCs and its subsidiaries companies;
Orgazational Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP) and
National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP)
For the implementation of the above programmes, PDC has planned to implement the programmes in stages. For the initial stage, PDC has collaborated with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA) and The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in organizing the Risk Management Corruption Workshop. The Integrity Unit of Penang State Secretary’s Office also has assisted the PDC. Among its objectives are to identify risks in PDC activities to curb corruption, reduce complaints, increase service and quality and so on.
The Corruption Risk Management Workshop was held from 6/6/2019 to 27/6/2019 with 26 participants represented by the Head of Unit / Unit and senior officers of PDC. The MACA and the MACC will then conduct the audits once every 6 months.
Ministry of Economic Affairs Integrity Day
In line with the Government's policy to eradicate corruption, improve integrity and implement good governance, PDC has invited officials from the Penang MACC Office on 3 August 2020 at the PDC Office to brief on Section 17A of the MACC Act: Corporate Liability which was enforced on 1 June 2020. All Top Management and PDC officers as well as CEOs of wholly-owned companies and PDC subsidiary were invited to attend this briefing.
Integrity Unit was invited to give a briefing to PDC Staff on the Government Initiative To Increase Integrity In and To Curb Corruption at the Team Building Session 1 and 2 which were held on 7/10/2019 and 18/12/2019 respectively at Rainbow Paradise Hotel , Tanjung Bungah, Penang
The ISO Anti Bribery 37001 Management System Workshop was held at Hotel Seri Malaysia, Bandar Bayan Baru conducted by SIRIM STD Sdn Bhd from 4/3/2010 until 6/3/2020 and were attended by PDC Top Management and senior officers.