UMNO dan Keberanian Adenan Satem
He said his plan was to start requiring all officers and staff of the state government departments and statutory bodies to sign the integrity pledge first, before extending this requirement to all the state cabinet members.
“I am sure that my ministers and assistant ministers will sign the pledge in due time,” he said at the signing of a Corporate Integrity Pledge (CIP) for government and private agencies in the state’s forestry sector, here.
Adenan said the opposition was questioning why the other cabinet members were not following his move to make a pledge of not allowing his family members and relatives from applying for timber concession licences or state land that he had made in June, this year.
“It is not fair to say that they (the ministers and assistant ministers) are afraid to sign the integrity pledge (just) because they have not done it yet. It is not fair to accuse that they are dishonest,” he said.
Adenan said the state government was serious in combating corruption, particularly those that involved the state’s timber industry, and through collaboration with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), it had organised a series of seminars on integrity for about 2,000 enforcement personnel throughout the state.
“Fear of the gangsters or other threats should not be an excuse for not doing anything. (To the illegal timber operators) Don’t mess with me. I will get you with the assistance of the MACC and other agencies,” he added –