KUALA LUMPUR: The move by Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) and Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGVH) to eradicate corruption and corrupt practices will make them more credible entities.
MACC chief commissioner Datuk Abu Kassim Mohamed (left) exchanging documents with Felda acting director-general Datuk Suhaimi Zainuddin after the signing of a corporate integrity pledge and an integrity pact at Parliament House yesterday. With them are (from left) Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Ahmad Maslan, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Felda chairman Tan Sri Isa Samad.
Felda chairman Tan Sri Isa Samad said this would also help to promote transparency and good governance at all levels.
"This is also in line with the government's National Key Result Area on corruption," said Isa after Felda and FGVH signed a corporate integrity pledge and an integrity pact with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) here yesterday.
The agreements were signed by Felda's acting director-general Datuk Suhaimi Zainuddin, FGVH group president Datuk Sabri Ahmad and MACC chief commissioner Datuk Abu Kassim Mohamed.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Isa and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Ahmad Maslan.
Kassim said the integrity pact was similar to a "aku janji" for both organisations to support the government's efforts to fight corruption.
He said on MACC's part, it would help in terms of creating awareness among Felda and FGVH staff and contractors.
"We are looking at having special courses for the suppliers."
The pledge consists of five anti-corruption principles, such as a commitment to promote values of integrity, transparency and good governance.
In addition, the pledge underlined the need to strengthen internal systems that supported corruption prevention, as well as in ensuring the compliance to laws, policies and procedures related fighting corruption.