by Rosli Mansor
The Taiping Municipal Council (MPT) became the first Local Authority (PBT) in the state of Perak to obtain the MS ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Corruption Management System (ABMS) Certification.
The certification was received by Taiping Municipal Council Chairman, Khairul Amir Mohamad Zubir from SIRIM QAS International and International Certification Network, IQNet recently.
Khairul Amir said that the certification is in line with the initiatives that have been planned under the priority area of Best Organisational Governance in the Taiping Municipal Council’s Anti-Corruption Plan 2020-2024.
“MPT has become the first Local Authority (PBT) in Malaysia to develop an Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP) which is an important strategic plan in implementing anti-corruption policies within the organisation.
“This recognition is a testament to the integrity and good governance standards in the MPT service delivery system.
“Well done and congratulations to all the MPT employees who have given their full commitment in the development of the MPT Anti-Corruption Plan and the certification of the Anti-Corruption Management System,” he said in his speech at the 10th Plenary Meeting of the Year 2022 at the Cempaka Meeting Hall, Penthouse, Wisma Perbandaran Taiping yesterday.
According to him, MPT has two Integrity Officers, namely Noreha Bedu, Head of Integrity and Internal Audit Division and Nor Azizee Abdul Aziz, Assistant Director of Management Services (Human Resources Division) who have been commissioned through the Certified Integrity Officer Programme from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA).
The two leaders work in intensifying the strategic and tactical to support the implementation and management of the improvement of integrity in the organisation.
“Hopefully, with all the efforts that have been carried out, MPT’s wishes can be realised to ensure that MPT’s administrative system can be operated in an environment of zero tolerance for corruption.
“In addition, it can strengthen the quality of the MPT service delivery system based on the principles of transparency, accountability, integrity and competitiveness,” he said.