STB Signs Corruption-Free Pledge with MACC
KUCHING (25 January): The Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) has unveiled its Organizational Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP) and Corruption Risk Management (CRM) Plan, reaffirming its commitment to creating an agile organization and transparent practice of a high level of corporate governance.
This was in a statement from the STB yesterday which said the OACP and CRM plan were launched in conjunction with the Commitment Ceremony, where the STB signed the Corruption-Free Commitment Statement with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). ).
The ceremony was presided over by the Managing Director of STB, Sharzede Salleh Askor, in the presence of representatives of MACC.
“The Corruption-Free Commitment Statement is a pledge voluntarily made by the STB team to be more accountable in the performance of their duties and conduct ethical business while in office.
“It also sends a clear signal that the organization and its employees will not engage in acts of corruption and will strive to create a corruption-free operating environment, including in their interactions with business partners and government,” adds the press release.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said clean business in the tourism industry will help develop the economy of the country and paint a brighter future, as the industry is vital to the state’s economy.
“This is crucial for our state to attract investors to form joint ventures and form strategic partnerships in the development of Sarawak’s tourism industry,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sharzede said the launch of his OACP and CRM plan, and the signing of the pledge marked a very significant milestone as it reaffirms the STB’s determination to reinvent the board of directors into a high-performing entity, free from corrupt practices and abuse of power.
She added that he sets the tone in promoting integrity and good governance at all levels, ensuring that he stays on course to achieve his goals for the state and its people. , leading to shared prosperity for all.
“The STB is committed to respecting the highest level of integrity, transparency and good governance in the conduct of its operations.
“Today’s event reiterates our fight against all forms of corruption at all levels, as we believe it is the collective duty and responsibility of all members of society, especially those who serve in government agencies, to achieve a nation free from all forms of corruption and abuse of power,” she said.
Among those present at the event was Deputy Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts, Datuk Snowdan Lawan.
The OACP is a five-year plan to strengthen governance, integrity and anti-corruption controls. It reflects the position and spirit of STB’s senior management in improving the integrity and effectiveness of the governance of the organization in line with the government’s call to make it mandatory for statutory bodies to develop their respective OACP.
The plan will ensure that the working culture at STB is based on integrity and will make corruption one of the main enemies in maintaining the well-being of the country and the organization in particular.
It will be an effective management tool that will serve as a guide in the systematic management of corruption issues. The plan will be implemented over a five-year period from 2021 to 2025.
The CRM is a management process that helps it in its approach to preventing corruption.
CRM works to identify structural weaknesses in an organization that may facilitate corruption, provides a risk-based framework for all employees to participate in identifying risk factors and treatments, and embeds corruption prevention into a well-established governance framework.
The STB CRM plan focuses on root cause analysis, identifying corruption patterns, determining the impact on the organization and its risk treatment plans.
For more information, log on to the Sarawak Tourism Board website.