The Prevention Sector comprises of two (2) main divisions, namely the Inspection and Consultancy Division and the Agency Integrity Management Division.
Inspection and Consultancy Division
The Inspection and Consultancy Division serves to advise the Head of public bodies in identifying the causes of corruption, abuse of power and misappropriation in practices, systems and work procedures. This is followed by consultations to the particular organisation, including suggestions for improvement in order for appropriate amendments to be made to the said practices, systems and procedures to curb any corruption misconduct. This role is as stipulated under the functions of the Commission’s officers in Section 7(c,d,e) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Act 2009.
This Division oversees the implementation of several anti-corruption initiatives such as the Corruption Risk Management, Corporate Integrity Pledge, Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) MS ISO 370001:2016, National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP), Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP), Briefings on Corporate Liability (Section 17A), Gifts Policy Information Centre as well as the Corporate Integrity System Malaysia (CISM) Portal.
These initiatives serve to strengthen corruption prevention efforts in the private sector, corporate entities and government agencies. Involvement and participation from everyone is of utmost important and there are various steps that can be taken by the organisations, including research to identify corruption risks, implementation of procedures to retain and revise anti-corruption initiatives as well as a review system to ensure continuous improvements.
Agency Integrity Management Division (BPIA)
BPIA was formed following the Service Circular No 6 2013 effective 1st August 2013 which outlines the establishment of an Integrity Unit in all public agencies at the Federal and State level. BPIA is tasked with coordinating the implementation of the Integrity Unit’s core function as outlined in the circular.
The functions of BPIA are:
- To draft the effective integrity institutionalisation initiative at Integrity Units in public agencies.
- To coordinate and monitor the core functions of Integrity Units in public agencies.
- To research and plan the development of integrity institutionalisation at Integrity Units in public agencies.
At its helm, BPIA is led by a Director ranked Deputy Commissioner (Premier Grade C). Towords the Division's effective and efficient implementation of its roles, three (3) branches are established as follows:
- Coordination and Administration Branch
- Coordination Unit
- Administration Unit
- Valuation Branch
- Development Branch