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'Avoid corruption, perform duty with integrity'

By: Noor Eszereen Juferi
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SERDANG, May 03 – The Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Prof. Datin Paduka Dato' Dr. Aini Ideris urges all UPM staff to always carry out the entrusted duties and responsibilities with integrity.

She reminded them to stay away from engaging with elements that could lead to abuse of power and corruption.

She asserted this at the signing of the ‘Anti-Corruption Pledge’ to eradicate corruption and uphold the integrity of UPM staff hosted by the Registrar Office, UPM.

The pledge, led by Prof. Datin Paduka Dato' Dr. Aini and accompanied by senior officers and other UPM staff, was witnessed by Dato' Shamshun Bahari Mohd Jamil, the Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

"I hope that this pledge will help remind UPM staff to always comply with established laws and procedures and refrain themselves from getting involved with elements that can lead to abuse of power or corruption," said Prof. Datin Paduka Dato' Dr. Aini.

‘Majlis Gemilang Putra’ and Labour Day 2018 Celebration were also held at the same ceremony.

UPM Registrar, Dato' Wan Azman Wan Omar said the ceremony would be a driving force and motivate all UPM staff to continue maintaining their excellence and improving the productivity and quality of their work.

"With the wave of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, UPM staff have to transform into a skilled workforce to produce better quality output that saves time and cost," he added.

Majlis Gemilang Putra is a ceremony in which the university recognises outstanding staff for the year 2017. A total of five categories were awarded including ‘Anugerah Jasamu Dikenang’ to honour 12 deceased officers.

‘Anugerah Jasa Putra’ were presented to a total of 149 retired officers while ‘Anugerah Setia Putra’ and ‘Anugerah Bakti Putra’ were given to 47 officers who have served UPM for 20 years and 34 officers who have served for a period of 30 years, respectively. ‘Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang’ (Excellent Service Awards) were given to 469 deserving officers who have performed outstandingly in 2017.

As for the Labour Day celebration, six award categories, namely the Best Employee Award (Academic Management & Professional category) was awarded to Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd Saleh Jaafar while the Best Employee Award (Non-Academic Management and Professional category) was awarded to Dr. Hanafiah Ayub. The Best Employee Award (Support) was awarded to Rogayah Md Yasin.

The Longest Service Awards were presented to Prof. Dr. Mohd Ali Hassan (Academic Management & Professional category), Norrzuan Yusof (Non-Academic Management and Professional category) and Nambirajan s/o K. Rajaratnam (Support).- UPM

Date of Input: 18/05/2018 | Updated: 18/05/2018 | hairul_nizam

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