PUTRAJAYA, April 19 (Bernama) — Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today commended business owners of Entry Point Projects (EPP) under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) for taking a firm anti-corruption stand.
The prime minister said their pledges towards integrity has made Malaysia a conducive business environment, both now and in the future.
“It is truly a momentous occasion for the corporate figures in Malaysia as they come together to fight corruption and help Malaysia strengthen its economy as we head towards Vision 2020,” he said at the Fifth Progress Update of the ETP at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre here today.
Present were International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamad and Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Idris Jala.
Sixteen EPP business communities came forward to express their commitment for transparency, accountability and good governance.
They demonstrated their pledges by signing the Corporate Integrity Pledge and Anti-Corruption Principles for Corporations in Malaysia witnessed by Najib.
With this, companies can voluntarily make a unilateral declaration that it will not commit corrupt acts, will work towards creating a business environment that is free from corruption and uphold the Anti-Corruption Principles for Corporations in Malaysia in the conduct of its business and in its relations with its business partners and the government.
“I am proud to say that some of the first corporations to say no to corruption and sign the pledge are the partners of previously announced EPP within the ETP.
“In addition, several partners of the ETP projects announced today will also come forward to show their commitment towards transparency, accountability and good governance,” added Najib.
Source : Bernama