KUALA LUMPUR, 23 November – MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) Dato’ Shamshun Baharin Mohd Jamil urged all Corporate Integrity System Malaysia (CISM) Round Table (RTD) members to promote anti-corruption initiatives such as the Corporate Integrity Pledge (CIP), MS ISO 37001: 2016 Anti-Bribery Management System (MS ISO 37001) and Corruption Risk Management (CRM).

He added that MACC welcome any enquires from the corporate sector regarding Section 17(a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Act 2009 (ASPRM 2009) concerning the offence of giving and accepting gratification by agent.

Explaining further, Dato’ Shamshun said that the CIP would serve as a platform for the business community to develop an anti-corruption management system as well as to cultivate integrity within the organisation. He added that this would act as a form of ‘defence’ for those who are charged under Section 17(a) of the ASPRM 2009.

He said this during a workshop to develop the CISM RTD Terms of Reference (TOR) on 21 and 22 November 2018 at the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Academy. Representatives from Integrity Institute of Malaysia, Bursa Malaysia, Transparency International (Malaysia), Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC), National Integrity and Good Governance Department (JITN), Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) as well as the Securities Commission Malaysia were present.

During the workshop, issues regarding CIP, corruption prevention policies for the business communities, RTD CISM workflow and collaboration as well as suggestions of new members were discussed.

MACC Inspection and Consultancy (BPMP) Division Director Datuk Hj Abd Aziz Aban was present together with BPMP and Corporate Anti-Corruption Compliance Centre (CACCC) senior officers.

The next workshop is scheduled on January 2019 to iron out the latest CISM Strategic Plan. SSM is slated to be the next host for the meeting.

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