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MARDI launches Organisational Anti-corruption Plan 2021-2025

— The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) today launched the Organisational Anti -Corruption Plan (OACP) 2021-2025 focusing on six priority areas -finance, research, technology transfer, governance, administration, and human resource capacity building.

Its director-general Datuk Dr Mohamad Roff Mohd Nor said the plan would help MARDI to address governance, integrity, and anti-corruption issues wholly, in addition to legal action to be taken against individuals who intentionally cause leakage and wastage of government funds.

He said the implementation of the OACP reflected its efforts to continue supporting the government and the aspirations of the people towards a corruption-free country.

“It is hoped that this plan will protect MARDI’s reputation and performance as a government agency from findings of non-compliance with the rules that are in force, allegations of corruption, and corrupt conduct among its staff,” he said when launching the OACP here.

Mohamad Roff said the plan was developed through an in-depth analysis method based on database and scenario planning to identify priority areas and subsequently set a practical action plan to enhance governance, integrity, and anti-corruption in the course of five years, adding that it would organise roadshows to explain about the plan to its staff nationwide.

Meanwhile, former director-general of Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Governance (GIACC) Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed who was present at the launching ceremony said the OACP was a preventive measure in addressing issues of governance, integrity, and anti-corruption.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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