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Topics: Civil service, Government, Public administration, Constitution of Malaysia, Politics of Malaysia, Bureaucracy / Pages: 32 (7839 words) / Published: Nov 27th, 2013
Integrity Issues In The Public Service

ABSTRACT

Integrity issues that are not handled wisely could tarnish the image of public service in the eyes of local and international communities. Various efforts had been implemented by the government to ensure the integrity of public servants were at the highest level. Malaysian Institute of Integrity (IIM) established in 2004 is responsible for promoting integrity in public service and to monitor the effort that has been undertaken by stipulated agencies. The purpose of this paper is to look at the current scenario based on information and statistic given by IIM and to discuss the efforts and strategies carried out by the government. This paper is based on secondary data gathered through reliable resources and literature review as being mentioned. Then in-depth interviews with The Director of Public Sector in Malaysian Institute of Integrity, Mohammad Diah bin Haji Wahari were conducted on the 19th December 2011.
Keywords – Integrity, Malaysian Institute of Integrity, Public Service, Ethics, Corruption

INTRODUCTION

The Government of Malaysia has made continuous efforts and put in place an elaborate set of strategies and institutions aimed at combating corruption and promoting integrity in the society. The nation’s anti-corruption drive has lately received a major boost. Former Prime Minister, Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi’s government that came to power in 2003, declared combating corruption as its main priority, which was followed by a series of concrete measures.
Since this study is focusing on integrity issues in the public service, we identified Malaysian Institute of Integrity (IIM) as our main reference due to its role as a coordinating body that oversees the functions or programs relating the matters of integrity. IIM has been established as a coordinating agency and monitors the implementation of the National Integrity Plan (PIN). IIM main objective is to develop integrity of Malaysia, resilient and



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