- Mohamad Zakkuan, a career Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) officer, brings with him 22 years worth of experience in general investigation, prosecution, administration and forensic account investigation to complete MDEC’s ‘Reinvent’ mission
CYBERJAYA, 16 JULY 2021: The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead agency in digital transformation, today announced the appointment of Mohamad Zakkuan bin Talib as its Certified Integrity Officer to complete its ‘Reinvent’ mission, ensuring MDEC operates with a high level of integrity and governance across the organisation. MDEC also recently signed the Declaration of Corruption-Free Pledge in March 2021.
Mohamad Zakkuan, a holder of Master of Laws from Universiti MARA, began his career in 1999 serving as the Head of Investigation Unit of the Perlis MACC. His tour of duty also saw him serving in various senior capacities or head of departments within MACC. He served as the Head of Department MACC Negeri Sembilan prior to his appointment as Certified Integrity Officer of MDEC.
He will be responsible to lead and drive the effectiveness of the implementation of the Integrity and Governance Department (IGD) and implementation of initiatives to curb any misconducts and violations of the code of conducts in the company. Mohamad Zakkuan will also act as the liaison officer and drive an independent committee to assist the Board of Directors in ensuring a zero-tolerance and possibility of corruption, fraud, malpractice and unethical conducts within the organisation.
“Mohamad Zakkuan represents the final piece of our Reinvent mission at MDEC and will enable us to operate at a high level of governance and integrity. His appointment will ensure MDEC will be able to carry out its digital mandate without favour of colour, creed nor influence, serving the needs of the many and propagating a society integrated with technology, anchored by inclusivity and equitability in line with Malaysia 5.0,” said Datuk Wira Dr Hj. Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff, Chairman, MDEC.
Mohamad Zakuan’s remit includes providing advisory to MDEC Senior Management and Board of Directors on matters related to governance and integrity. He will also advise and monitor the detection, assessment and verification on reports of complaints on misconduct, corruption and violations of the code of conduct and ethics of the organisation and ensure that appropriate actions are taken. Mohamad Zakkuan will also act as point of liaison with various authorities and inculcate a culture of transparency amongst the workforce in discharging their duties.
“Transparency, accountability and integrity are non-negotiables in any organisations and MDEC has taken an extra step in ensuring we can perform at a high level of governance with Mohamad Zakkuan’s appointment. This completes our Reinvent mission and we look forward in achieving the goals of the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL) and ensure an equitable and sustainable growth for the nation in line with the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030,” said Surina Shukri, CEO, MDEC.
“I will continue serving the nation as I have always have and this appointment represents an unique opportunity for me to bring my expertise and experience to enhance governance of a very important piece of machinery in our nation’s digital economy. I pledge to ensure an absolute intolerance of abuse of power, corruption, malpractice and similar, to serve justly and without wastage in ensuring a shared prosperity for all,” said Mohamad Zakkuan.
About Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is the agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia leading the nation’s digital transformation for 25 years. MDEC’s agenda is Malaysia 5.0, enabling a nation deeply integrated with technology, providing equitable digital opportunities to the people and businesses.
In order to achieve this, we will focus on four key thrust lead DIGITAL thrusts, New skills, Adoption, Disruptors and Investments. This forms the basis of our NADI Digital brand campaign, that will drive our core programmes for the rakyat, business and investors. MDEC’s aim is for Malaysia to become a globally competitive digital nation, anchored on inclusivity, sustainability and shared prosperity, firmly establishing Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN.
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