Accountability and Responsive Service is Among Objectives of the Anti-corruption Plan (ACP) by IRBM
Corruption is not only wrong for an individual, but it will also stamp out development if it spreads throughout an organisation. Thus, positive character development and enforcing regulation is an on-going course of action. This is what the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) aims to achieve with its Anti-Corruption Plan 2019-2013. The six-year plan includes the use of technology for profile analysis to building trustworthiness and accountability in each one of them.
Inline With GIACC
The Director-General of Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC), Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed said that eradicating corruption is demanding and it requires cooperation from all parties. The anti-corruption plan 2019-2023 by IRBM proves its effort in shaping a transparent and professional organisation while not tolerating any corrupting practice. This adds value to the governments’ efforts to establish a zero corrupt country. The GIACC is focusing on this matter as it has developed a detailed plan based on the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019 – 2023.
Based on the Anti-Corruption Plan 2019-2023 by IRBM, the organisation have established an Anti-Corruption Committee to ensure IRBM’s administrative management is free of any corruption activities, abuse of power and obliquity. This is in tandem with the governments’ hopes towards clean governmental administrative control. With this move, the chief executive officer of IRBM, Dato’ Sri Dr. Sabin bin Samitah hopes that every single person working in IRBM will deliver work sincerely. As such, he also hopes that it will lead to a conducive working environment with zero corruption.
The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia is also developing a Corruption Free Vow System as an initiative to the data storage system. It consists of a Corruption-Free Vow image that will be signed by all employees of IRBM. The system is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
IRBM Anti-corruption Plan (ACP)
The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia’s ACP is in tandem with the government’s effort to make Malaysia a zero corruption country. The NACP 2019-2023 was officially launched by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad on 29 January 2019. The IRBM ACP 2019-2023 effectively replaces the previous IRBM Integrity Plan 2.0, which ends in 2018. Among the mission of NACP is to uphold the law, increase government efficiency, transparency and accountability based on satisfactory administrative management. The core scopes and strategies of the five-year anti-corruption plan are as the following:
- Political-administrative governance: strengthening political accountability and integrity,
- Civil sector administration: increasing efficiency of civil service deliverables,
- Public earnings: improve effectiveness and transparency in general revenues,
- Law and judicature: enhance the credibility of the legal system and judicature,
- Law enforcement: institutionalise the credibility of law enforcement agencies and
- Corporate management: nurture proper management in corporate entities.