DR. AMINI AMIR BIN ABDULLAH
6th February 2009
The Malaysian government is emphasizing on a civilized society with strong ethical and moral values, a united, prosperous and progressive society. The establishment of Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) is a good step to enhance the highest moral standards with strong spiritual and religious values among the society. Moreover, the introduction of Pelan Integriti Nasional (PIN) and the establishment of Malaysian Institute of Integrity (MII) demonstrate the seriousness of our government under the leadership of our Prime Minister, YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi to enhance moral, ethics and integrity. We need to seriously implement PIN at all level of government agencies in order to develop first class mentality among the society and to maximize the potentials of our human capital. Otherwise, we will still facing problem to develop our country with the highest level of integrity.
It is important for us to solve the problem of integrity and accountability and be prepared to address the social and economic challenges as well. Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. prayed to Allah: “Say: "O My Lord! let My entry be by the gate of truth and Honour, and likewise My exit by the gate of truth and Honour; and grant me from Thy presence an authority to aid (me)." And say: "Truth has (now) arrived, and falsehood perished: for falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish." (Surah Al-Isra’: 80-81)
Integrity is a pertinent issue that should be discussed seriously. If we want to attract investors, we should prove to them that our country has zero corruption, no abuse of power or malpractices. Reducing corruption and increasing transparency are not an easy task. We should fully support our government to combat corruption.