The Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission delivered a speech at the anti-corruption workshop titled “Administrative and Economic Integrity”

  • Tue, 25 June 2019

The Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission delivered a speech at the anti-corruption workshop titled “Administrative and Economic Integrity”


1.    Introduction Words!
2.    Corruption or misconduct in government offices is a secretive and widespread practice that is detrimental to every society, including businesses. It undermines the rule of law, democratic governance, and leads to human rights violations. Additionally, it erodes public trust in administration and businesses, diverts public funds, contributes to higher prices of essential goods, and perpetuates inequality and unfairness in societies.

3.    According to UNODC report published in March of this year, corruption is considered more detrimental than the lack of education and other infrastructure, making it the biggest obstacle to global economic and social development. As member countries of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, it is crucial for not only public organizations, including government departments, but also individuals and groups outside the public sector to actively engage in the fight against corruption.
4.    Anti-corruption efforts are not only the responsibility of the Commission or government departments; rather, it requires the involvement of private businesses, enterprises, and civil organizations. In fact, combating corruption or misconduct primarily requires individual and collective efforts towards personal reform to prevent such misconduct from persisting. Workshops like this emphasize the importance of the fight against corruption for the success of the democratization process, and the establishment of Internal Corruption Prevention Units (CPUs) based on the principles of regulation and a sense of unity. Additionally, the fear of facing consequences from Commissions, investigations, or prosecutions, it is essential to cultivate a democratic mindset, uphold strong moral values, and strive to be upright and integrity, aiming solely at self-improvement. For employees within governmental departments, “Integrity” causes gaining and maintaining the public’s trust. To achieve this, it is crucial to serve the public with utmost goodwill, exercise authority responsibly, make unbiased decisions, and implement them honestly and transparently. Any attempt to withhold unnecessary information or act in self-interest or in favor of one’s organization must be strictly avoided.
5.    In relation to the integrity of private businesses, it is crucial to adhere strictly to the Commission’s Notice 14/2018. Every private business should establish its own Code of Conduct to combat corruption and ensure its implementation. The guidelines outlined in this notice are designed in accordance with international standards for business integrity. It is essential for every business to assess the risk of corruption in its operations and develop an anti-corruption plan that encompasses not only its own activities but also its entire supply link. Additionally, maintaining accurate records is important, and businesses should establish a whistle-blowing mechanism to address corruption within their organization. As the democratic governance system continues to develop, large companies must consistently uphold anti-corruption ethics and follow transparent corporate governance practices. Furthermore, all businesses, including small enterprises, should operate in accordance with anti-corruption ethics.
6.    Corruption and misconduct in border areas, such as human trafficking, drug trafficking, wildlife trafficking, and money laundering, are widely acknowledged as the central components of a complex network of associated crimes. The detrimental effects of these networks extend throughout the entire country, and resolving these issues is met with considerable challenges. It is imperative that government departments, businesses, civil organizations, and the public as a whole adopt a zero-tolerance attitude towards corruption. It is emphasized that by forming an integrity pact and adopting an unwavering policy against corruption, and by collectively combating it with determination, many of these harmful networks or links can be dismantled.