PUTRAJAYA, 13 February - The Department of Syariah Judiciary Malaysia (JKSM) becomes the first judiciary body in the country to sign the Corruption-Free Pledge with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as a sign of commitment to steer clear from corruption.
The ceremony held at Putrajaya Islamic Complex was led by JKSM’s Chief Director cum Syarie Chief Judge, Yang Amat Arif Tan Sri Dato’ Setia Dr. Ibrahim Lembut, witnessed by MACC’s Chief Commissioner, YBhg. Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad.
Datuk Dzulkifli said, the judiciary institute institusi governed by JKSM must stand as an institution free from any element of corruption and abuse of power.
He added, JKSM’s initiative today is monumental as the rakyat is always observing, testing and evaluating the country’s syariah judiciary institute in terms of its governance and capabilities in facing controversial legal issues amidst the wave of more critical thinking within the society.
“If the rakyat holds negative perceptions towards a syariah judiciary institute as a result of being tainted by corruption, it won’t only affect the institution’s dignity and honour but the sanctity of Islam as a religion would be tarnished,” he said in his speech.
The Corruption-Free Pledge is a recent initiative pioneered by MACC that emphasises on a pledge taken by an organisation’s leadership and members in an individual capacity.
Also in attendance at the event were MACC’s Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention),
Turut YBhg. Dato’ Shamshun Baharin Mohd Jamil and JKSM’s Chief Registrar, Yang Berusaha Tuan Mohamad Shakir Abdul Hamid.