SESB determined to become graft-free organisation


Abdul Nasser (second left) speaking to the media at the SESB Integrity Day 2019. Also seen is Hanafiah (middle).

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) is determined to become a corruption-free organisation by the year 2020, in line with the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-2023.

Its acting managing director, Ir Abdul Nasser Abdul Wahid, said that the SESB would be taking an aggressive approach in achieving the NACP goal, which was envisioned by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad back in January.

As part of the first step, he explained that the SESB had already started aggressively developing integrity values among its staff.

Speaking to reporters at the SESB Integrity Day 2019 on Tuesday, Abdul Nasser said that the organisation was also planning to obtain the MS ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System certification.

“SESB had always been committed in fighting corruption. We had even signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission way back in 2011.

“Since then, the SESB had conducted 22 integrity courses in Sabah and Labuan; we worked together with the MACC, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and the Prisons Department,” he added.

It is understood that that the NACP was developed by the Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) under the Prime Minister’s Department; it was established in 2018, about a month after Pakatan Harapan took over administration.

The NACP has put in place 22 strategies and 115 initiatives, with emphasis on six main areas: politics, public procurement, law enforcement, public sector administration, legal and judiciary, and corporate governance.

Among those present in the event was Deputy State Secretary cum SESB Board of Directors member Hanafiah Kassim.


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