KUCHING: The Regional Corridor Development Authority (RECODA) today held their annual Integrity Day for all RECODA management and employees, including the regional agencies under RECODA, Upper Rajang Development Agency (URDA), Highland Development Agency (HDA) and Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA).

In conjunction with the event, RECODA also launched a subpage “Governance and Integrity” on their website, which contains among others the official complaint channel for the public and employees to report any improper conduct within RECODA.

In 2021, RECODA launched its 5-year Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP) and since its establishment have implemented various initiatives to instil a high integrity culture in RECODA through integrity talks, establishment of business process and revision of internal committees.

RECODA CEO Datu Ismawi Ismuni shared in his speech, “These initiatives aim to ensure a good, transparent and responsible governance as well as, create a healthy check and balance culture in RECODA.”

Last year, RECODA was also invited to join a pilot project under the Sarawak Government to certify RECODA with the MS ISO Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) that includes the Anti-Bribery Policy and Whistle Blowing policy, which has been endorsed by RECODA’s board September of this year.

“The ABMS demonstrates our commitment to prevent the commission of any form of bribery in RECODA; meanwhile the Whistle Blowing Policy provides the avenue for employees and members of the public to disclose any improper conduct through internal channels whilst ensuring the confidentiality of their identity.”

“I wish to reiterate that integrity, transparency and anti-bribery must be part of our culture in combating corrupt practices…we embody a behaviour that reflects the highest level of integrity in line with the spirit of an ‘Honour to Serve’.”