26.03.2021
Categories: 2021, industry, investors, people

MDEC Signs Declaration Of Corruption-Free Pledge, Commits To Strong Corporate Governance

  • Reaffirms continued commitment to its ‘Reinvent’ mission and maintain a high level of organisational integrity and good governance in all aspects of its operations

Cyberjaya, 26 Mar 2021: The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) today signed the Declaration of Corruption-Free Pledge with Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), reaffirming its commitment towards creating an agile and transparent organisation practicing a high level of corporate governance.

The pledge, led by its Chairman YBhg. Datuk Wira Dr Hj Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff and CEO Surina Shukri, was taken together with all the senior management and staff at the MDEC headquarters in Cyberjaya in the presence of YBhg. Datuk Seri Haji Azam Baki, Chief Commissioner of MACC.

“MDEC’s pledge today marks a very important milestone as it reaffirms our steadfast resolve in reinventing the agency into a high-performance entity, free from corrupt practices and abuse of power. It sets the tone in promoting integrity and good governance at all levels, ensuring that we stay on course towards realising Malaysia 5.0, enabling a people-first society in the age of 4IR technology, leading to shared prosperity for all,” said Datuk Wira Dr Hj Rais Hussin. “MDEC is committed to the highest level of integrity, transparency and good governance in the conduct of its operations.

Today’s pledge reiterates our fight against all forms of corruption, staying true to our ‘Reinvent’ mission and accelerating our efforts to achieve the goals stated in the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL),” said Surina Shukri, CEO of MDEC.

Surina further commented that MDEC will give its full cooperation to MACC to prevent corruption at all levels and will carry out the Rakyat’s mandate, creating a society deeply integrated with technology, governed by inclusive and equitable ‘eco-vironmental’ principles and practices.

The Declaration of Corruption-Free Pledge is a promise made voluntarily on an individual capacity, by an organisation and its employees to ensure pledgers who signed will be more responsible in conducting their duties and to abstain from any corrupt activities during their holding of office. It also sends a clear signal that the organisation and its employees will not commit corrupt acts, and will work towards creating an operating environment that is corruption-free including in its interactions with business partners and the Government.

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About Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is a government agency under the purview of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia entrusted to lead Malaysia’s digital economy forward.

Incorporated in 1996 to oversee the development of the MSC Malaysia initiative, MDEC’s primary mandate today is to accelerate the growth of digitally-skilled Malaysians, digitally-powered businesses and digital investments in Malaysia. MDEC is focused on creating inclusive, high-quality growth through the nationwide digitalisation initiatives that are in line with the Government’s Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 in line with Malaysia 5.0 and firmly establishing Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN.

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To find out more about MDEC’s Digital Economy initiatives, please visit us at www.mdec.my or follow us on:
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